I think it is two weeks since we've had a training ride. Wondering how far I'm going to need to back up in her conditioning program. We are only ten weeks out from that first ride, and I feel no where "ready". Phebes was progressing well in her condition until we hit January and my thinking is I need to back up a little, then move back forward. It may be time to latch onto one of the training programs and try to be more regimented in our training goals. All of this snow and ice has put a very large hiccup into my plans. TEN WEEKS!!! How do people that put their horses up for the winter do this ride? A pre-conditioned horse must really tone up fast.
My work schedule may be changing out a little. If so my days off will be Friday, Sat, Sun, and Monday which would be really sweet for getting to and from rides, and having an extended weekend for training rides. If so I could hook up the horse trailer on Friday and just leave it on the truck until Monday evening.
Our temps are supposed to be up this weekend. Hoping to get back at it as soon as possible. ~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