I don't know what happened, but we were cantering across the back field, Journey acted like she tripped, and fell flat on her face, thought she was going to flip, but caught herself. Scared the crap out of me that we both could have been hurt. I didn't come off but only because Journey caught herself before she rolled. Hand walked her in, and cold hosed her legs. She seems alright, but tomorrow will tell if there is swelling, or gait abnormality. I'm going to have to go back where it happened and see if there is a root, or a hole, or what. We'd increased our mileage this evening, but decreased our overall speed. I had her hinds in Pegasus boots to protect from the pastern, and up. She still whacked herself on the hind.
Have some serious figuring out to do I reckon. Journey is really important to me. More important than my goals.
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