We worked twice yesterday. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon. I want to get her responsive and correct at the trot and the canter. The trot is going well, but the canter..........not so good. I don't feel that the issues with the canter are all of Phebes fault. I just can't seem to find my balance point at the canter, and after awhile she takes exception. The trot is flowing nicely and she is steering well, and has a good whoa, or transition back to the walk.
Cree is still "lame". Doug booted him on the hind and he has only a very faint lameness when booted. So obviously the issue is below the pastern, and at the hoof as suspected. The boots just made him immediately got from grade 3 lame to barely grade 1, so I'm thinking a deep bruise to the bulbs of the heel. We will keep Cree booted for the week and see how it goes.
Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association