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 30, 2009
We unofficially began again today.
I thought it prudent to start loosening her up a little so we had a 1 hour walk, trot, walk session today. Phebes was very well behaved, her head low and relaxed, and the trot nice and slow and loose. Tomorrow we will do a slow five mile pleasure ride on mostly flat single track trail. If all is well, we shall continue forward, tweaking up our time or our distance little by little. I'm wondering if an eight week plan to try another ride is too much, too soon? I'm considering Salamonie, but only if she has built up to a solid 25 mile distance prior to the ride date. It will be close... I'll just have to see how she does, and if we aren't ready by mid July, it means we can't compete until the Fall. The down side to the Salamonie ride is it will be HOT & HUMID. The upside is that the terrain is flat to rolling. If (if?) we go, our plan would be to ride out last, to pick our pace, take plenty of alone time at the water stops, and ride ultra conservative, even if we have a dead last finish. My one and only goal will be to complete with a well hydrated, fit to continue horse. That and nothing more. ~E.G.