Journey is able to extend her trot to a comfy 8.5 mph. She is kind of lazy. How do I get her to sustain it on single track knee knocking rolling terrain? Its making me a little crazy...every time we get it going on we hit a muddy downhill and our average plummets. If I use the perimeter of our field we can hold it except for one tight turn where her legs want to slip out from under us.
I would pay for a flat ten mile straighter than an arrow dirt road, and a half mile hill. Yeppers, I would move there if I could.
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