Beautiful spring day today. 70 degrees 38%humidity, nice breeze. Nice breezes rustle the tree limbs and scrub. Rustling stuff scares the bejeesies out of Journey. When the bejeesies get scared out of Journey she scoots forward at a velocity that squeezes her out from under you like she's tooth paste shooting out of the tube. I rolled right off the back of her and SPLAT. Flat on my back, and bonked the back of my head. Journey spun out and headed down a side trail, and I clawed my way up and started calling her. She came right back to me, and I loved on her and gave her a peppermint. Then we went on about our business. She felt the work tonight with the fluffy fur coat she was sweating and huffing up the hills. We did some sprints on the flats, and walked the rest of it, and tore down the last field for home (Next time I'll make her walk it). Had a good week. But I can see from our chart we've got to move on to stabilizing our ride speed to get rid of the ups and downs in my little chart.
Thank God for mud. Mud is my friend. So is my Tipperary helmet.
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