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
May 2, 2010
Our first ride in the rain
Yes...I'll admit it, I'm rain adverse. Don't like swimming, and about the only time I enjoy being soaking wet is in a hot shower with something soapy from Bath & Body Works. But I was five miles short on conditioning this week, and won't have time to ride tomorrow because I'm picking up my grandkids from school. It was pretty overcast this morning and I pulled on some tights and thought darn it...I'm gonna ride. We are back in knee deep to a pollywog mud again, and training those different muscle groups by sliding down moogoo hills, and suddenly the heavens open and here comes the rain. Did I mention I'm wearing my Garmin, glasses, and a sleeveless tank top? Phebes begins to do a version of long and low that is totally unrelated to any training discipline other than "MAKE THE RAIN STOP RUNNING DOWN HER NOSE." I discovered that if we trot in the rain she she also gives the lovely imitation...I had a pretty good time! I'm pretty sure my Garmin survived the deluge, though I'm going to carry a little ziplock bag in my pack next time and a rubber band to be sure we keep the rain out. A case for my glasses would be a good idea too, or tiny little windsheild wipers with a defrost setting.