The winds were gusting hard today. Sheet metal rattling on the barn, wind whooshing through the trees, tarps and pool noodles flapping in the tree of death. The horses were up. In fact so badly up I thought one or the other was going to crash through the electric rope fencing. I tried animal communication (desperate times call for desperate measures), arm flapping, petting and consoling. The horses continued to splatter through the mud like out of control tumble weeds! What to do? WHAT TO DO?
Three flakes of hay in three separate piles saved the day. Why is the simplest measure the hardest to conjure up?
This was the first time I've seen Journey all torqued up and she looked like a little spotted arabian. Tail flipped up and giving it heck out there.
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