Not sure of our mileage goals, more looking at time tomorrow at Brown County. Hoping for four hours on trail, and really hope to work up and down a huge hill several time. Have most of what I need gathered up and ready to go. Looking forward to seeing Lida & Doc again.
Tomorrow's little experiment will involve booting all four hooves. Since it is super dry I may try the sport tape again and see if it adheres better. We are also trying our Equi-Socks a handy dandy invention to go above, below, and over the pastern to further protect from the risk of gaiter rubs. I've never had rubs over short mileage of 5-10 miles. But I have had small rubs over longer distances of 15-30 miles on the fronts. I consider any rub at all to be unacceptable so I am continuing to tweak the equipment at hand to see if I can make the most of what I have. Phebes boots all have the old gaiters on them. My new experimental boot has the new gaiter on it and it is super slick, soft, and nice. But back to Equi-socks. Think of a man's black dress sock without the foot pulled over the hoof and pastern. Then apply the boot, and gaiter up over the Equi-sock, then fold the top part down over the top of the gaiter...HOLD BREATH, SEE IF IT WORKS. ~E.G.
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