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
November 27, 2009
Re-inventing the Phebes: Part 3, A Training Plan
As mentioned somewhere in a previous post, we are starting over beginning next weekend, weather permitting. Phebes will have been on R&R a month. Nine-hundred-seventy miles later, she deserved and needed a rest. Not all conditioning will have been lost in a month. I will back up to a level that I feel is easy for her and we will build from that. Her training will broken into three sessions per week. We will train LSD on the weekend, and during the week we will address the other areas of training. I think I'll hang a clipboard in the barn to remind me to check her muscle tone, her weight, her appetite, and attitude. We will make adjustments for the needs of a distance horse vs. a racehorse. Interval training will be over a set course which at this time is undecided. Rides over 5 miles, on pavement, or gravel will be booted (Easyboot Glove). Workdays she will get a performance feed in addition to her low starch a.m. & p.m. meal. Her training will be comprised of progressive loading over three sessions covering three different goals, with rest periods in between. We will look into getting a good stop watch, and I will record her post-ride pulse, watching for blips on the radar. If weight drops, then she will have to put it back on before we proceed. We will continue to build structure, and stamina, and when all the gears are working, then we will develop speed. None of this information is new. What is new, is my way of looking at it, and how one thing relates to another. So this will be a season of re-inventing the Phebes. KYTITA! ~E.G.