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
January 27, 2009
Hanging English Fenders On A Western Saddle
I really like how the new Crestridge fits Phebes and it continues to perform well for her with increasing distances and pace. But I would really like to lighten up the saddle and be able to get my Easy Ride Stirrups on it. This would require using english leathers which I have. How big a deal would it be to make the switch? Would losing the fenders reduce my overall weight by a few pounds? The stirrups I am using are steel and have a little weight to them. I have a tendency of losing my right stirrup when things get exciting, and that was not such an issue with the Easyride Stirrups. Nicole had posted up a photo of a saddle where someone had done this, and it looked really nice, much more streamlined, less bulk. I might just do it. ~E.G.