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
April 29, 2010
The length of your leathers
A few days ago I had raised my stirrups / leather length out of necessity to put us back on "good" leather. At first it felt odd having them shorter by one inch, but after riding in them a little while I found I was able to stay back on my seat bones MUCH MUCH better, and felt more balanced overall than I have for a long time. It is surprising how one little change can make such a profound difference. No more tippy toes reaching to maintain my stirrup. Not sure what my bad knees will have to say about the change, but we are going with it for awhile to see how well I'm able to maintain with a more bent knee. Going from long to bent is definitely different! ~E.G.