Journey had a busy (and exciting) seven days. Logging 33.54 miles in the past week, plus some schooling tonight. I realized this evening that I'm no longer riding a "drunken sailor." It was a huge WOW moment. She has always been so sluggish in the bridle and communication was like drawing her a picture at times. Tonight we trotted patterns and I was nearly speechless she was just weaving and circling, and I said whoa and guess what I got? WHOA. Whoa!!! My little spotted wonder has a brain *LOL*. We finished our session with a back up which is another hole in her training, and she stepped back nice and soft three full steps. I said, we are done. You horse, did REALLY REALLY good. Myler bit people I LOVE YOU.
By the way, thought I'd mention...don't ever kiss your horse right after applying chapstick.
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