8.46 miles at Brown County today. A lot of that trotting and cantering, walking when the trail conditions dictated it. Phebes had one melt down over not getting her way. I have figured out she wants to be out in front with quite a bit of space between us and another horse. If she is in back she just wigs out. If the weather holds nice for the Versailles ride next weekend Chris and I may just do a nice slow ride to keep the horse's mind from getting stuck in a go go go mentality.
Phebes refused to load to come home again. David put a butt rope on her and got her in pretty darned quick. All I know to do is keep working at it. She loads fine at home. *sigh* I keep visualizing having to ride her home 70 miles some day :>(
It was a good ride though, and really a lot of fun in some places. Looking forward to the next one. ~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