Phebes loading refresher went well today. I have discovered what could be making her so nervous in the trailer. It is lined on the inside with some kind of ply wood material that is attached on the bottom third, but not the top portion. When I jumped up and down in the trailer this was the only noise evident, and I imagine it makes quite a bit of racket going down the road. The alternatives are to rip it out down to the bare painted metal, or take sheet metal screws and tighten it down all along the top edge. The ply wood is in pretty crummy condition from getting wet through the slats at times. I'm going to ask my Long Suffering Endurance Granny Husband what he thinks tonight.
Inside the trailer I put things that might rattle up on my little cot, and the others are stuffed into a bag. None of this stuff is used that often, just spares of this and that incase I get somewhere and need it. I have an old rubber backed rug on the floor for the air tank to ride on. I need to see about some kind of clips that will hold a broom and a manure rake.
Phebes had an hour of schooling lessons today. The temperature was above freezing today, but the wind was just bitterly cold. She was pretty good, got just a little goosey when the neighbor fired up his old tractor, but settled back down. We worked at side passing, whoa, bending, and mostly just being calm and quiet.
When Doug got home he checked her front feet, touched up the mustang roll for tomorrow. I'll have to wear her out before we can work on the rears.
Hoping tomorrow brings sunshine, clear trails, and trailer loading Phebes!
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