We started working on a wormer tube filled with Applesauce today. She was pretty wiry and combative the first five minutes. I addressed respect issues and started again, took about five minutes and I was able to get the thing in her mouth using approach and retreat, and another ten or so and she was thinking it wasn't so bad. I'm going to give her apple sauce today and tomorrow, and get her wormed sometime this week.
Then we have to start on fake shots so I'll be able to get that done too. It usually works best if I do it myself, but always some preliminary training involved to get it finally accomplished.
I've worked hard today, hope I can still walk tomorrow. We've been dragging branches and burning brush from the hurricane in the fall that whipped clear up into Indiana, and then a big ice storm. We could probably burn all summer and not get it all cleaned up. Feeding the horses and calling it a day. Gonna prop up my feet and finish reading Demon's & Angels. ~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