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
June 7, 2010
A decision of sorts.
Phebes and I haven't been having fun lately. The whole horse thing, and desire to ride LD is supposed to be F-U-N. Now it isn't really Phebes fault, she is what she is, and she knows what I've taught her and not much else. When I ride her at my "happy" pace (which is about 5 mph) life is good. When we speed up, things seem to happen. I really want to enjoy this horse. She is my girl...warts and all. I'm also a hot weather weanie. Every year I get heat exhaustion at least once. So I'm feeling I've met my quota. Phebes and I are going to spend the next few "hot" months just enjoying ourselves, and pleasure riding without much of any agenda other than maintaining a base of fitness, and working on the little things like smoother gait transitions, and riding in a relaxed frame. I will have the fall rides on our radar, but only if I'm riding the horse that makes me happy at that time. If not...then we will go have us some lessons. Really it is more important to me that we enjoy what we do more than just doing a lot of going to rides and feeling frustrated on some level each time. She is a sweet little horse, but her time clock isn't set on my time zone. So we are just going to have F-U-N. ~E.G.