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
June 14, 2009
Five miles of muddy sloggy work and the deer flies are brutal!
My daughter and I set out for a short ride post family reunion today. The deer flies were swarming so bad that there would be five and six on her poll and ears at one time to smash. She was so bothered by them that we couldn't work up a good walking or trotting pace, so I resigned myself to killing everyone of those little suckers that I could get my hands on. Phebes was happy to have me in her corner mashing bugs as we slogged along the trail. We did manage a five mile ride that was fairly uneventful until the end. Then Phebes met up with the parked backhoe sitting near the road at my neighbor's house. At about the same time, she stepped on someone's discard plastic pop bottle and it made a popping sound. She pretty much came unglued, scrambled backward, threw me forward, and I connected once again with her poll in rather unpleasant way. It hurt but not so bad, I was thinking that I was so thankful that my nose did not take a hit again. Holly says, Mom you're bleeding. The metal frames of my eyeglasses cut into the skin over my cheekbone. Just a little more and I'd have needed stitches, but I'm okay. Expect I'll have that prize fighter look again tomorrow. Reckon I'll throw a bandaid over it. We are heading to the park in the morning! I'm shooting for 8-10 miles. ~E.G.