Looking at my gear...I've never done a cold rainy, snowy, or otherwise frosty competition ride. I'm trying to think of the must haves, but afraid I'll figure it out when I wish I had it.
Rump-rug (not waterproof though) (should I spray it with waterproofing?)
Medium weight waterproof horse blanket.
Very lightweight not waterproof sheet.
2 woolback pads so I can put a dry one on at the check.
Long under-armour shirt.
Light Frogg Toggs waterproof jacket.
2 pair of regular weight tights.
2 pair of people boots.
Rain cover for my helmet.
Light weight gloves and heavy weight gloves.
Propane buddy heater, quilts, and blankets.
My biggest concern is a wet cold rain overnight for Journey. Don't like the idea of her being cold and not resting overnight and then asking her to go all day...clear and cold would be manageable. How do you all keep your horse comfortable in less than optimal conditions?
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