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
April 23, 2011
Today we take the dietary leap further into SUPER FIBER
Phebes has been eating beet pulp since her evil foal-hood. After reading several articles on the othe super fibers and the benefit of weight gain, and fluid storage in the hindgut we are checking into obtaining soybean hulls in the form of non-dusty pelleted feed to be added to her evening wet mash. I like my girl to be a chunky monkey so hope this will help her keep the weight issue stable. The soybean pellets are about $5.50 per 50/lb bag so as horse feeds go that isn't too bad of a price. Beet pulp is going for about $11.00 per 40/lb bag. Her Cool Command is $11.40 per 50/lb, and timothy pellets are $8.00 per 40/lb. These are all feeds that I can give her as much as I want without fear of insulin problems, founder issues, or associated "hot crazy mare syndrome." I try to get the extra calories in her by putting her up overnight with a pan of feed on the floor in her stall. Usually by morning she has eaten it all. Phebes is a horse that is a nibbler and it is difficult to get enough chow in her at one or two feedings, so the all night buffet seems to be working out. The only time she gets a high carbohydrate feed is right after a hard workout, or long training ride. Then she gets Hubbard's performance texturized feed which she loves, but is laced with molasses (hence she loves it). So we are diving in deep, to the world of super fiber. ~E.G.