I've got two five gallon buckets of water in the trailer, the hay bag stuffed with three kinds of hay. Electrolyte syringes are "chilling" in the fridge to go into the cooler. Don't have my tack loaded yet as I'm planning a short ride to loosen her up this afternoon as soon as the meatloaf is out of the oven, and the laundry is on hangers! Figure I should be able to curry off some serious hair today, we've been warm here for five full days....HEAVENLY.
Got her out for some hill intervals tonight, and worked on the canter a little. She had one buck in the middle of a cantering interval, but I shut her down and made her do it again. This horse is WAY FULL OF HERSELF. On the way home she wanted to jig so I used that to work on a sitting trot and we did! I kind of liked it :) But she had to walk the last mile and half home. At one point I think something bit her because she sucked in her air suddenly and went up like she rocket blasters on all four feet, was very strange, and over almost as quickly as it happened. Could be that hair shedding out and full of sweat got into a "pinch".
When I put her back in her paddock and she celebrates by cantering the perimeter it makes me feel pretty good that she's feeling alright. ~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