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 31, 2011
Do you ever wonder where great endurance horses come from?
A couple of my favorites are Heraldic and MONK. Are horses of this caliber due to careful selective breeding, expert training programs, or a lucky spin on the roulette wheel? I was looking at Heralidic's race record this evening. All I can say is amazing. I don't think I've look at Monk's total record, but I know it's good, VERY good. What makes these and other incredible endurance athletes the flawless running machines that they are? The drive and heart of a horse will only take it as far as the skeletal/muscular systems will allow before breakdown. Yet there are a certain few horses that have it all...that take our breath away, that pull the emotion from us in understanding of what it is they do, and do so well. I hope Monk rocks the Tevis this year. Can't wait to vicariously watch the ponies run ☺