So did a torrential downpour, wind, lightening, and the hottest day of the year at 94 degrees and humid. We rode early this morning, humidity was at 98%. When the Spotted Wonder's respiration would get up we'd back off and walk. Used a cold sprayer when we got back to get her pulse down, took about eight minutes even though I stripped her down and stood her in the shade. We were running bare hooves today, walking the road portions, and trotting the rest. I had given her five full days off after the twenty mile weekend. She had plenty of zippity doo dah this morning. Don't believe I ever want to start building a base on a horse beginning in late June ever again. I guess it has made me a little tougher in the heat though.
I recovered the bench cushion today and made a matching throw cushion, and a wreath with another Journey effigy attached. Purchased three baskets for keeping stuff. Attempted to find a towel hook and a plastic paper towel holder and had no look here in booney-ville. Likewise for a machine washable throw rug for the floor. I'll just have to keep looking. May have to resort to the dreaded Wal-Mart.
The Vipers look like they may just work. Slightly more narrow than her 0's we are running on the front. I'll let this rain get out of our hair before I try fitting them. Don't want to muddy them up if we need further tweaking. I do think I like the larger heel captivator, it just looks more comfy and protective. We'll see ☺ Plan on a park ride about Monday. If they seem to fit, we will try them out then. Everyone have a fun and safe holiday weekend. ~ E.G.
P.S. Put them on TSW trotted her in hand, no klunking! I will boot all four tomorrow and ride. I have to say they look like they conform perfectly to her hoof angle and the captivators are looking perfect as well. Think this is going to work. I do have an issue with the straps being to long, wrote Renegade to see if drawing the cables tighter will resolve this.
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