Journey's hoof walls have improved by at least 40% with the addition of a hoof supplement over the past couple of months. Her walls were literally as thin as a piece of cardboard. Now you can actually see wall! Her hinds are getting some nice concavity and the flare is gradually decreasing. Frogs are really plumping up. Doug trimmed away a few raggedy areas on the front frogs. As far as concavity on the front, where we did have maybe 0% flat as a pancake soles, now perhaps 5-7% , just a slight indication of concavity, better-but not good. She seems content in her boots though, and doesn't head bob, or gimp which she would do both bootless on rock, or crushed stone.
Other very exciting news: I think she has learned her name! I called her today and she came just a flying. That was a first.
My vacation is over so I will be notably absent again until the weekend. I need to make a trip to my trainer person and retrieve my Garmin as it is time to start logging some miles. If we get a little warm snap I'd like to find out where Journey's limits are, my guess is about fifteen miles. Ten has been easy for her done slow.
The fall and winter ahead seem so daunting...
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