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
June 28, 2015
DAY one of the Black Sheep Boogie
I drove to Ohio near the West Virginia border to work a new ride called The Black Sheep Boogie. It had been awhile since I'd volunteered a ride and beings I cannot seem to manage to ride in heat and humidity I thought I'd learn a new skill as a "pulse taker." It turned out to be quite the education, and I'd have to say as the rain was pouring down in buckets I have a very strong visceral reaction that I was "glad" to be under the shelter of a tent, rather than squishing and sliding out on the actual ride. Am I getting old or what? But it was fun, and I did pick up on learning some things. The only downside to my adventure was the winding semi-mountainous roads made me severely car sick...and it took me about eight hours, meds, and a cold fan to get myself back upright to serve as volunteer next day. But it worked out and I was glad I went. The ride appeared to be very well attended, the rigs rammed in like a gigantic jig-saw puzzle. I got to see a couple of green beans that are the sweetest people again. They were going to ride today and the weather was gorgeous, hoping it all went well. I had to return home yesterday evening as the drive back was about four hours. Expecting more volunteerism to be in my future. The Spotted one and I are about a 2 or 3 ride per year sensation, but at least we are involved. That is okay by me ☺