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
December 1, 2013
A Couple of Near Melt-Downs
But we are getting there. I think today was session #4 in the bringing Phebes back into work after a way too long hiatus. So far we had worked at the walk, so I thought today we'd see what happens when I asked for a trot. First we had ear flattening, which evolved into head cranking, so I figured I'd better regroup, and develop a plan. Which meant going back to the ground where she had one of those fits are free episodes, got that smoothed out, climbed back on after some serious longing, reversals, halts, and basically getting her attention. We were able to trot some nice circles after all that, good bend to her too. We have survived another day. Having to keep an eye on muscle tone, not sure how it will all pan out. But so far, progress.