Oh my gosh! So glad it is Friday. Another long and late day so still no horse time. My schedule changes next week so I will be working Tues, Wed, and Thurs, then I'll have four days off in a row, so hoping that change will allow me some ride time.
Tried one of the new boots on Phebes. It was a little tough getting it on and getting it off was really rough! I only had enough daylight to try the left front. Still have to check the right front for fit. Phebes trotted along with the boot and didn't seem bothered by it.
It looked like the boot was seated, but I'm not sure how I can tell if the heel was all the way down into the boot? The fit is so snug that there is no room to wiggle a finger in to check.
If the boots are a little too snug can the heel strap be cut out? Or will this jeapordize keeping the boots on?
I'm not sure that these boots are pre-2005 because they have the horse logo on the boot. I was thinking pre-2005's did not have the horse logo on each boot?
Off and running to a meeting in Nashville (Indiana) today. Corporate lectures, oh goody! ~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