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
April 10, 2016
Got our Easycare Glove Fit Kit on Friday
Didn't actually get to try them out until yesterday. The fit kit cost $12 (includes return postage to Easycare ). I ordered a size 0.5 Wide fit kit. Based on her fresh trim measurement she was an 0.5 Wide 117X117 on the fronts. Cleaned up her hoof and popped and 0.5W on and no "V" what-so-ever. It also gapped a bit on the top of the boot. Pulled that one off thinking maybe she'd fit the 0W, and it would not seat properly. Of course the 1W was way too big. I was disappointed, hoped that the 0.5 Wide would give us a better fit than the 0.5 regular boot. But what the fit kit did do, is answer the question before I ordered new boots. Which saved me time and trouble, making returns and all that. So at the end of the day it didn't turn out as I'd hoped, but it did tell me the best fit among the Gloves is what I'm already using. I currently have 4 of the 0.5's which are in good enough shape to use for conditioning rides, and the new set of 4 I've ordered will be utilized for competition as the fit will be tighter on those. Journey will have to start wearing some boots on her hinds soon to try and get her moving without beating herself up. Not sure if I'm going to keep my Renegades. When the are "just right" they work great. But I have to admit I'm growing weary of the constant need to adjust and tweak them, which is the feature most people would find a positive. I operate on the "keep it simple" protocol. So next hunt is for some new brushing boots for her hinds to keep her from beating herself up. Now...do I Sikaflex them...as added insurance against boot loss?