Today was our first HOT day at 84 Degrees and the humidity at 60%. Indiana, you gotta love it. We go from freezing our butts off to combating heat exhaustion in what seems a twinkle of the eye. I thought I'd try a fast five mile this evening. I had no horse. I was lucky to squeeze out a trot. We got to the creek and I could feel her pulse and respiration under me. I do not have a hot weather horse. I brought her home and sponged her down and called it a day. She's had about 32 miles in the past week already. We are going to have a three or four day break for her to recoup. Think my horse was trying to tell me something, so I'm going to listen. We will eventually have to start working in the heat and humidity, we are both seriously handicapped by it. Say your prayers for a nice cool Chicken Chase. Nicole and I are currently plotting our goal for the training ride on Saturday. The result of that ride will determine pretty much what each of us will or will not do concerning the upcoming ride.
Does anybody out there know the driving directions to the out of camp check for the ride on Friday? If I ride that day I need to be able to tell my husband how to get to the vet check. ~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