Lida called this morning and opted to stay near Indy to ride because they had no chance of rain. The odds were about 50/50 here, so I advised her to have fun and we'd meet up another day when the weather was more optimal. So I saddled up and took Phebes for some very slick hill climbing. We worked hills for about an hour, and then walked in home about a quarter mile down the road. She was much more cautious on the road than yesterday when she had company, but at least she didn't spook or balk. She just walked along looking for boogers in the trees. It gave me another opportunity to test out the Cobra walkie/talkies and I'm thinking they will really make my solo riding much less stressful. I can only reach LSEGH from the hilltops, but if he knows my ride plan route and we figure how long a fast loop takes (when the footing is better) I can key him a tone everytime I complete a lap. Then if he doesn't hear from me for a certain length of time he knows I may be having an issue out there (or my battery went dead *LOL*).
It is WONDERFUL to be back out riding again. ~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