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
May 8, 2009
Endurance Granny's what has "Endurance" taught me?
The top ten:
10: Endurance is a work in progress, a blurring of the lines, ever changing, ever challenging.
9: The trail you decide to follow, may not be the journey you take.
8: The horse you have today, may not be the horse you ride tomorrow.
7: Be it ever so humble, there is no place as miserable as the IV tied to your horse trailer.
6: When you think you know it all, you don't know shit (sorry, cover your eyes if you are rated PG).
5: People who ride Endurance are a paradox. They are tough, flexible, smart people, who will hand you the halter off their rack, or the drink from their saddle pack. They will race you for finish, and then let you cross in front. When you stumble, they will lay bare the mistakes they have made, and offer encouragement to toughen you up for the next successful ride.
4: An endurance horse needs to LOVE his job so he'll give it his all.
3: An endurance rider needs to put the horse first, lest he take all and fail.
2: Endurance friends are diamonds in the rough. Each with their unique facets that make them shine.
1: The competition is the individual testing ground of horse & horseman. Endurance is a journey, not an end of the trail, but a constant seeking and renewal, an evolving challenge that changes from one ride, to the next. "To Finish is to Win."