I've scheduled Journey for her first distance ride. We have our campsite, a corral included so I don't have to worry over the electric pen thing right at the moment (though eventually must sort it out). With a plan of moving slower than DIRT, and what follows, follows. The first ride of season will be cancelled, and I don't know yet if the location for the third ride (also Henryville which will be pretty much impossible) will be moved elsewhere. So Journey will be heading to vet for a Coggin's test in hopes of hitting at least one or two rides in Ohio if ride #1 turns out anywhere in the ball park of a finish. If it doesn't, we will have to regroup and figure out how to get some go before I'll chunk down fuel and camping fees to leave the state. Our big thrill for now will be to just point towards MAUMEE VALLEY in MAY. It will be held in the Hoosier National Forest with the staging area at MIDWEST TRAIL RIDE.
Reserving our camping spot was a hoot. All decision making based on how easy I could get in or out of the spot. For some reason I can back myself out of most places but I can't back myself in... I asked them to plant me a shade tree but was not accommodated *LOL*. Seriously though, getting the reservation set up was a breeze, nice people there! ~ 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