When coming in at the halfway we head straight to the pulse checker.
Next stop has always been straight to the vet. BUT!
So at the halfway...Do I have to go straight to the vet? Does it effect our out time if I first cool her off and get her eating and drinking and THEN GO TO THE VET?
I've always taken her to vet immediately after pulsing, but she has an empty tummy at that point, and her gut sounds are crummy. I've done it this way because it is how my mentor did it, but is it a RULE that you go straight from pulse check, to vet check?
For those going to Clark the updated weather is calling for 40% chance of Thunderstorms on Friday afternoon (2pm or later) Saturday will be nice in the low 70's, and Sunday will have a nip in the air with a high of 67 degrees. And no...I still haven't decided the day I'll ride :(
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