It isn't ideal. But it is what I have available is my dry lot that doubles as "arena". Tomorrow I will begin trot/walk intervals maybe add in some poles. She needs a break from the deep mud and steep ups and downs. Afraid I'll cause her to pull something. We did one very steep hill yesterday and my heart was in my throat...thinking are we gonna make it up this thing? We'd climbed it before, but the additional rainfall when we hit critical angle upward was really hairy. I'm might not be doing that hill again. Hills are good, but only if you don't kill yourself in the process. The process tomorrow will be walk a lap, and trot three laps. Might throw on a heart rate monitor. My fat girl got sorely out of shape over the fall and winter.
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