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
August 28, 2010
The Equi-sock Experiment
The Equi-sock Experiment went very well. 15 hilly miles, no rubs front or back. The one thing I think they will need is a square of velcro so when I fold them down I can attach it to the velcro that is not in use on the front of the boot. The only issue I had with this process today was that one of the socks crept down under the gaiter, so I had to unstrap her boot, pull it back into place, and strap the boot, then fold the sock down over the gaiter. I'm pleased with it. I spent about ten minutes putting on the vet wrap, the socks, and all four boots. Forgot I intended to use sport tape today until I had three legs booted.
We rode with Lida and Doc at Brown County, it was a fun ride. Lida actually trots out a little faster than I usually go. But she does more intervals of walk, trot than we usually do so it worked out fine. Doc has three incredible trotting speeds. Phebes only had one melt down. There was not much water on trail. We found two puddles, she wouldn't drink, so I filled up my empty water bottle and gave it to her that way which she thought was yummy. This mare is HIGH MAINTENANCE. She ate a couple of mouthfuls of hay and that was it other than bits of grass along the trail.
Next week I plan to attempt 20-24 miles. Tomorrow we will be doing a half hour or so of intervals. After that I'm going to stick to 10-12 mile rides at a little faster pace until I can get back to Clark where I want to again do 20-25 miles by the end of September, then back to picking up the pace on shorter rides until The Spook Run.