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
October 23, 2009
On our way to Spook Run...
The rain is pouring down this morning. I'm waiting for a break in the weather to load cooler, ice, and horse. It rained so hard this morning that when Doug came in from the barn his jacket was dripping puddles on the floor, big puddles!
We are going with the goal to enter, to experience, and to participate. If that means 10 miles out of 30, 15, 20, whatever. My mind set is to move along the muddy trail, rating at our own speed even if we have to go BACKWARDS down the trail to get the idea of who is driving into her brain. I'm expecting fractious horse because she dislikes the rain more than anything....and looks like she is going to somewhat wet between this afternoon and tomorrow in varying degrees.
I have two rain slickers "somewhere" in my horse trailer. Do you think I can remember where? *LOL* I've packed a large trashbag for wet clothes, rubber boots for squishing along in the mud.
Anxiety stirring in my chest as Spook Run is the first attempt since the serious tie up in April. The full report when I return. ~E.G.