It's been a very long, long, almost a year of burning it hard on both ends. I envy the young people who can do that, but having already worked for thirty years in a string of rather high stress activities I'm just ready to pull the plug. This past week was my last full week at the job, and I pop on down to mostly part time there beginning Tuesday.
Now to do some of the things I've wanted to do for awhile. I'm really wanting to establish a small "at home business" of some sort. Kicking some things around in my head. Something that I can juggle along at will, with the other things I'm doing.
The CMO is coming up soon. Saying silent prayers for a break in humidity that weekend and the weekend prior so that Marti and I can get the plates set up. If today was any indicator fly bonnets will be required equipment, and I may need to sit over a bag of ice to beat the heat. She and I will need to cover the entire park system to get the plates set. I don't have a horse that has been ridden in the past year, so will likely ride Marti's spare.
We filled the campground in less than twenty-four hours. I hope the local peeps still come, there will be plenty of parking in the day parking area, ride over, and use my hitching rail. I will probably be horseless anyway for the weekend.
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