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
November 6, 2012
Day 3 with the Pork Chop
Better known as Phebes (so darned F-A-T). More ground work. In the round pen she is this ameniable wonderful and beautiful creature. Take her out of the round pen and ask the same thing she is a head twirling stink eyed rolly-poly brat! But we're working on that. Today we worked on lunging a half counter-clockwise circle, and a half clockwise circle with the go portion between me and the line fence. Kind of a squeeze game. The Phebes doesn't like squeezed, so we squeezed more! The more she has a fit, the more we do whatever. As soon as her ears look pretty and she moves relaxed, we quit. The rules are pretty simple. Stupid is work, soft and easy is -- well--EASY! I was rather satisfied that she actually broke a sweat today, but can't say she was ever breathing hard. Phebes unfit has more stamina than the Speckled Wonder who was huffing somewhat when we finished today. I had her jumping obstacles. Ground work is fun and like most horse activities kind of meditative. Good session!