The image below is an illustration of the concept don't hurry...don't tarry...about an hour workout, a bit of walking, the rest five-minute trots on an oval in the arena in one direction, then the other. Look at the duration of the walking and finally look at our average speed --- to slow to complete (or get slightly lost). The point is you really need to take advantage of the flats, and move out well when you can, so that when you have to walk the horse, it doesn't destroy your average speed. Those that ride pokey butt horses like mine have to really watch 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