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 31, 2010
X-TREME Trail Challenge
Leading Way Farm hosted this event. It was their first year, entry fees were a low $20, with a first place payback of $100. You were on a cross country course with various judged obstacles along the way, but you were also on the clock, so faster was better. I was parked at the start, and near the log drag so unfortunately most of my pictures reflect those two places. We did not stay for all the competitors because the riders started at ten minute intervals so competitors wouldn't pile up at the various obstacle points. The obstacles that I know of involved a very steep uphill climb,wooden bridge to cross, a river crossing, a cowboy curtain, dragging a tire, at some point they were to rope a steer head, and go over some jumps. Those are just the ones that we figured out from talking to folks. The hosts were fantastic. They opened up their beautiful log home, swimming pool, and kitchen to a bunch of strangers. Free coffee, and lunch for a very affordable price.
Phebes would have been able to do very few of these obstacles, which shows that I really don't have much of a handle on her training. I was looking around thinking...we'd spook there...oh THERE would be really bad...wonder if she'd make it across the field without unloading me. I did find out they have a person that gives lessons on all the skills needed to compete. So at least we can have a goal for the fall and winter.
Nicole and Cora were there, so nice to see them. Cora is like the cutest little girl on the planet and that million dollar smile is always there :) ~ E.G.