Spent the day doing odds and ends, getting the trailer packed up with gear and chow for Phebes, cleaning out the back end, and pouring on the kitty litter for grippy hooves.
I did some ground work on a long line, moving her around with a training stick and a very light line. Had her go over barrels, at least she went over one way, and figured out how to roll the barrel out of her way the other direction, but I'll take that, at least she is using the thinking side of her brain. Always a good thing.
Saddled her up up and rode her around, just simple schooling lessons. Footing is very slippery so we walked, turned on the haunches, side passed our way down the fence both directions, did some back ups, and just puttered along. She did spook once in the "spooky corner" of the fenced area, but it was just a little one. As rides go with Phebes, today was a good one.
Hoping for some miles tomorrow. I've got one person confirmed, any other takers for the Clark State Forest at 11:00 AM?
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