Tomorrow: Either schooling or 5 miles out back (working on a quicker completion on our hilly trails).
Tuesday: Whatever I didn't do on Monday (weather permitting)
Off Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday: Will work on trot/canter transitions a few miles out on the trail.
Saturday: Back to Clark for 15 miles on the Beastie Hills with Nicole & Arabee.
I haven't really thought much ahead on this, but will likely just work on speeding up our shorter training rides out here over the next few weeks to build her cardio. Haven't been able to get the five miles in under an hour yet! Wonder if I should just focus on hill intervals at the trot and canter? Our hills are short but steep. Footing is a factor. If a lot of rain sets in we may have to haul somewhere flatter I guess. Just want to be careful not to set ourselves up for the same scenerio as last year, though she was rating really nice yesterday after the first mile or so.
Nicole if you happen by... I cleaned off that cot in my trailer so your tack trunk should fit nicely there and actually be easier to get your stuff in and out. ~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