The weather has gone all damp and cold as December sticks out her tongue at all my riding aspirations. My second sojourn with an english style saddle has confirmed that I'll never ride english. It is going to be a western seat for me always, so I'm back the status quo, though Doug did write Crestridge to inquire if they could make me another saddle like the one I'm riding without horn, leathers instead of fenders, and I'd honestly like leathers that attach like an english saddle with the little loop. But what I want most is to get the weight of the saddle down for her. I may have to just take the one I have and modify it, as I feel best riding it, and it fits her well.
Phebes and I made an excursion on foot yesterday down our low traffic blacktop road. Hmmmm....she was fine until we reached a certain point and then she became rather exciteable. I was very glad I wasn't on board. So we need a lot more exposure. There are a lot of loose dogs and they will not make this process easy. But it has to be done this winter. ~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