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
August 12, 2013
Trial two of the Renegades
I have to admit that I indeed do like the quality of Journey's movement in the Renegade boots. As yet, we can only work with the fronts and leave the backs bare, which slows down our training ride. But she did step her trot up to 10 mph for a few straight stretches tonight, and no stumbling on her short hill climbs. Her downhills were the best I've ever had them. No rushing headlong down the hill. Some of this could be experience as she gets more practice doing these kinds of things, but her animated free moving trot I simply can't argue with, nor the easy process of slapping these babies on, and taking them off. As muddy as they were they sloshed clean enough to go again in a five gallon bucket of water. We did trot on grass quite a bit, and since it was straightline work we did not encounter any problems. Journey remembers where she fell though and will break down to a walk there EVERY TIME.