Her CK level was well within normal range, so we are good to go back to work gradually. So I'll do a couple of slow 5 mile trail sessions out here, then to the park and start working the trot over the A loop in intervals like I was doing here.
She did show a slight elevation in one of her liver enzymes, so that will bear watching. The vet wasn't concerned, but as Phebes is on raspberry leaf for "mood mare" syndrome, I'm wondering if perhaps I should cut that back a little.
So good news! Now I have to re-structure my time and have at it. I'm probably only going to train 3 days per week instead of the 5 per week that was my usual goal (though not always met).
I do know I'm pretty over the arena work for awhile. Even though my seat needs more of it. ~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