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
September 27, 2011
Made some good progress this evening.
It took some doing...but I managed to get Journey longing at the walk using Nicole's suggestion for simulating ground driving in a big circle. Actually I tried several things mentioned and just went with the one she seemed to understand and respond to best. That is what is so good when you get varied advice since not every horse responds the same. (thank you all) It took about an hour and half of general calm work to get there. She even slowed down her trot and kept her nose to the ground which was a first when she did trot. But mostly, just calm and forward walking on the longe-line. Once that was working well I slipped off her rope halter to see how she would respond free longing. She worked fairly independently off her near side, walking the circle, yielding away from me, and backing up on cue (my body language). On her off side though she was hit or miss, so that tells me I'll need to do a lot more off side work to balance her out. Best of all a lot of calm licking and chewing going on, and the calmest I've seen her be since she been in training. All super good stuff. Now how long should I do this before I ask for the trot? ~ E.G.