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 11, 2009
Thank the good Lord for Lida and Doc!
Photos by Lida (she should sideline as a ride photographer)
Lida hauled down nearly two hours to ride with me today. She had nice new easyboot gloves on him 4X4. We were in a lot of deep sloggy mud today and the boots stayed put. I was impressed with how well they stayed. In fact she had a gaiter that bit the dust ripping nearly in two, still the glove stayed on. Amazing...
Doc has me completely sold on Saddlebred horses. The more I see them, the more I like them. Doc's gait on trail always looks so effortless, and those long legs really cover ground.
Lida tried her Wintec Dressage saddle on Phebes. She had the gullet widened on it to fit Doc. It was the most perfect fit I've seen on Phebes. So the Wintec wide would likely be a good fit for Phebes where the Wintec we had was not. As I continue lessons I'd like to get another saddle so may go back to the Wintec as it would be more affordable than the International (which I really like but...$$$$). Plenty of time to think on that, but the fit was really REALLY good. The first time I've seen free clearance at her shoulder. I told Lida not to turn her back or I'd be riding a Wintec Dressage *wink*.
So nice to get out in the bright fall sunshine. Great to ride with a new friend :)