I'm contemplating a half arabian gelding from a RESCUE. He is small (14.1) so two inches shorter than Phebes. The rescue is run by a veterinarian, which really makes me feel good about getting the truth about a prospect. She said he has great feet, and a GOOD MIND, not spooky. He's already under saddle. He's in the correct age range that I could enjoy him for a lot of years, and she said his only issue is he likes to move out and motor down the trail, which in our case would not be a "bad" thing. I've emailed her in hopes that I can get a date to come look at him and ride him. They also have a nice looking thoroughbred that would be a possibility. Getting a horse from a rescue resonates with my "do it yourself" sort of personality.
Phebes continues to do well. Since her work is limited right now she is on a fiber only diet. Getting chubby though! I'm going to continue working with her to keep her fit and keep an eagle eye on her muscle tone. I'm undecided about what her future job will be, but I'll think of something! ~E.G.
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