Why so slow? The storm really tore up our trail system back here. I was off the horse more than on the horse, and once was an "auto eject" when Phebes caught sight of the first downed limb (visualize here) pintabian spinning counter clock wise at a velocity of....*OMG* !#%@!! elbow skidding across the ground, lower pelvis/hip area impacting a small boulder, hurt like a *!#$%!, wonder if I'll be walking right tomorrw? After that we had a nice ride except for all the getting on and off , and moving downed limbs, dragging on trees and stuff. She did learn to walk through dead falls, and have brushy stuff rubbing on her. So on a positive note, it was a good learning experience for her. Will I ever learn to ride out those horrid spinning roll backs?
Oh! After I was royally dumped she took off galloping down the trail. But by the time I was brave enough to try standing on my right leg she had come trotting back like "HERE I AM MOM!"
****sigh**** Love the horse, would like to pull her ears until she looked like a MULE.~EG
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