Phebes has been doing really well the last few weeks. We have ridden with a smaller group (one other horse, 3 times). The first time she unraveled early on, settled in and was fine for the rest of the ride. The next two times she was fine the entire ride. Saturday the group will be larger, and I'm wondering if these calms sessions will have made a difference, or will she blow off my leadership and go with the herd instinct? Pulling, running, and making me a passenger rather than a partner/leader.
Doug and I plan to go for a short ride today at the park. Maybe 7 miles or so. I didn't get the opportunity to try out the hackamore yesterday. It was so bitterly cold I just was a cold weather weenie, and didn't want to do it. Since it is just Doug and I, perhaps I'll try it out at the park today, and pack my other bridle with me just in case it turns out I have "less" rather than "more" control. ~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