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 19, 2010
What's up with the Tye-ups?
I'm jumping off of "Boots & Saddles" blog (as I sometimes do) to ask the question, what is up with the tye-ups? Thinking that between Mel, Tamara (In the Night Farm), and I should perhaps compare notes and discuss our common ground. There is so much mystery involved in the process of what causes a tye-up episode. I know I personally live with that constant worrisome doubt, the cloud of potential doom every ride...wondering will this be the one. The common factors I can easily tick off in my head are endurance mare, very fit horse, and at least in the case of Mel and I the horse had a break from their normal work load prior to the incident. Breed? There we all differed. Arabian, Arabian / Saddlebred, Barb. So the breed does not seem to factor in all that much, but I must plead ignorance of the origins of the Barb horse. It would be interesting if someone would create a data base where you enter all the factors prior to the tye up episode on a broad sampling of horses, crunch the numbers and find the prominent pre-ride markers for an episode. I'm bummed for you Mel! ~E.G.