There were no calls over night, so I'm hopeful that I'll be bringing my Mom home from the hospital today. Will be leaving for Louisville shortly. If she gets released early enough, I'll run get her prescriptions, and try for a ride on Phebes this evening. I'd like to get enough of a ride on her that she'll be a little more pleasant getting the hoof trim she needs. Three miles will usually get her into a "good" frame of mind.
Doug ordered a mounting block for me, so he doesn't have to go along on training rides to help me up anymore. Since I've switched to the treeless I've needed a hand getting up, as I can't ground mount anymore. The mounting block will allow me a place to climb on board, so barring any unplanned dismounts, I'll be okay to haul her by herself and try to start riding alone. A little frightening as volatile as she can be, but she's not likely to get better without some miles under saddle. A perfect catch 22 scenerio, so you have to do, what you have to do!
A few more slugs of coffee and I'm out-a here! ~E.G.
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