My husband is off today which gave me an extra set of hands which was very helpful. Same procedure as Session # 1 Get on the trailer and stand still and life is good. Hustle out of the trailer and you get some sweat equity. I quickly needed a bottle of water as it involves at least a little sweat equity for me too to direct and drive rollbacks on the lunge line. Must say she can be quite coordinated and handy with her feet when the adrenaline engages, but did not take long to settle in mentally that these energetic changes of direction were not a whole lot of fun. Session # 2 ended with her being clipped to the trailer on rope with a quick release knot and the divider closed. She was left to stand there awhile, and stroked and scratched on her itchies. She had a nice hay bag but did not feel relaxed enough to engage with eating.
Then I had to unload her and it took physical "force" to step her off the trailer. So the little "Appy" brain understands, and is now about to out-think me. My spotted wonder is very smart. She's gonna train me yet! ~ E.G.
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