4.6 miles, slow, deep footing alternating between sloggy mud, or snow and sloggy mud underneath. The uphills were okay, but the downhills were treacherous. I had to think myself a way to get back home since the hill we went up...there was no coming back down unless it was on a sled :/
The little turd decided to lay down with me in the snow and roll. I had one leg half stuck under her, got that yanked out, then I had to make her stop afraid she'd bust the tree on our only saddle that works for both of us. She was mad at me...and uh....I wasn't amused either, but nobody or nothing tore up, so I guess it was a good ride. Heck! At least we got out of the barn, which is a major improvement. Her huffing and puffing sure made me wonder if we can actually pull this thing together by April (at any speed).
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