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
July 13, 2010
All lateral work and bending
Phebes is catching on to yielding off of my legs but we have encountered a technical difficulty in our work at the side pass. If we are sidepassing to the left, she gets her booty cocked that direction and a bend in her neck in the opposite direction. I'm sure it is something I'm doing, but haven't unraveled what that thing is quite yet. We tried the turning on the hind in a pivot in the 10 foot box tonight. Piece of cake in the clockwise direction and pretty sloppy (but we stayed in the box!) going counter clockwise. I feel that she tries very hard to understand what I'm trying to get across to her. The only negative I see is she is very sluggish doing the things, kind of like the gears need oiled. I'll assume that with more practice she will get better? Our best work was through the cones at the trot, she moves so pretty through those that it seems almost effortless. Fun stuff, but an hour and you are ready to be done for the day. We don't have our jump yet. ~E.G.