January 26th First conditioning ride of the year, one hour of slow work, hilly. Cold and spitting rain.
January 25th, arena light riding.
<span style="font-weight:bold;">2015 Conditioning for Spring Training Begins!</span>
*July 26, hour of just walking, hour of fast hill climbs. On the run home today, came off, mild concussion, and gimping.
*July 21, Intervals at walk, trot, canter.
*July 18, Hour of hill work at the trot.
*July 11, 2014 25 miles at Summer Breeze, Borden Indiana. She finished well, great recoveries. Hot/humid ride.
*July 5-10 Light work on the longe-line.
*July 4, 7.5 miles of trotting uphill/downhill
*July 1 , 45 minutes of cantering intervals
*June 27, Heat Training, one hour 45 minutes.
*June 24, HEAT TRAINING, an hour of canter/hill intervals.
*June 23, HEAT TRAINING, trotting over poles in hand, in the heat (about 90) and humidity (53%). Took about 20 minutes to soak us both through with sweat. Hosed her down and said "it was good."
*June 22, 16 miles of heat training...75% humidity, we bottomed out at 12 miles. Wowzers.
*June 21, An hour of canter/trot intervals 6 miles, 5.6 mph, plenty of hills in the mix.
*June 13, An hour of canter/trot intervals, a few hills. Distance 5.3 mph Max speed 15.3 mph
*June 8, 2014 Warm up, flat intervals, cool down about an hour total.
*June 7, Back in training, fast hill intervals 30 minutes.
*May 25, 2014 ---11 miles VSP managed a 5 mph average and some cantering intervals.
*May 16, 2014---50 mile endurance ride (Indy 50)8:44
*May 13, tapering down, longe-line work.
*May 12, tapering down, longe-line work.
*May 11, tapering down, same as yesterday, just workin' up a good sweat and done.
*May 10, tapering down, walk, trot, and canter on the (very) long longe-line.
*May 9, 30 minutes of intervals.
*May 7, 11.5 miles picked up the pace a little.
*May 4, 17 miles at VSP LSD.
*May 2, 6.16 miles of slow hills.
*April 29, 6.5 miles mostly flat trotting.
*April 27, 9 miles at Versailles State Park, mostly walk, some trot, one short gallop. All systems seem go, she drank long and deep once she got home, ate her p.m. chow, and seems none the worse for wear. Think we can start back into conditioning once this series of Thunderstorms makes its way through SE Indiana.
*April 26, Short little pleasure ride.
*April 19, Journey had a mild colic. Treated, one week of R&R per vet.
*April 18, 10.7 miles, two hours of walk, trot, canter.
*April 15, An hour of flat trotting. 5 miles.
*April 14, An hour of hill climbing at the trot. 4.5 miles
*April 12, 2014 22 miles LSD in the mud, mud, mud. 72 degrees.
*April 11, 2014 6.5 miles of hill work at 5.2 mph, pace 11.26 minute mile. The conditioning finally begins yay!
*April 8, 2014 half hour of flat trotting in the arena.
*April 6, 2014 2:05 climbing and sliding down muddy hills.
*April 5, 2014 Just an arena session of 35 minutes.
*April 1, 2014 One hour of hill work. 5.3 miles total.
*March 31, 35 minutes of continuous trot, 25 of walk, trot.
*March 30, 15 miles, sluggish & slow swampy mud, 34 degrees.
*March 22, 1:45 minutes hill work.
*March 21, Just a wiggle around ride.
*March 17, GPS Malfunction, ride time 1:30 walk, trot, canter intervals on the ridge line loop, .75 miles X 5, plus warm up and cool down.
*March 15, GPS Malfunction, ride time 1:37 uphill trot intervals.
*March 11, Distance: 5.19 miles,Walking hills, Sprints on the flat. Walking cool-downs when winded. Temp 70 degrees/hum 38% Time 1:10
*March 9,2014 Distance: 4.1 miles, Time 1:04:47 Hills
*March 7,2014 Distance:9.48mi.Time:2:27:23AvgSpd:3.9 mph
*March 1, 2014, 1 hour 45 minutes, walk, trot,& hills.
*February 25, 2014 1 hour 30 minutes, walking the hills.
*February 23, 2014 1 hour 20 minutes, remedial work.
*February 22, 2014 1 hour 10 minutes walking the hills.
*November 2, 2013 Completed Spook Run (53 miles)
*October 19-31st, short rides, tapering down.
*October 18, 25.25 miles, hilly ride.
*October 15, 5.6 miles of hill work.
*October 13, 12.18 miles CMO Versailles State Park.
*October 12, 18.23 miles CMO Versailles State Park
*October 7, 2013 Short Interval Session.
•October 5, 2013 Intense hill session.
•Sept 28, 2013 time: 2:22:13 Moving Time: 2:07:43 Elapsed Time: 2:22:20 Avg Speed: 5.5 mph Avg Moving Speed: 6.2 mph Max Speed: 10.8 mph. The goal today was to attempt getting our A + A loop done with a faster average than we have been. It is so difficult to get her to just stretch out and go, and maddening to me when I know SHE CAN, but she won't. We did manage to have an average speed of 5.5 when you factored pulse down time into it. So better, but nothing to crow or do the happy dance about. Some days I dunno...if we will ever make it.
•Sept 27, 2013 Distance: 5.18 mi Time: 54:08 Avg Speed: 5.7 mph Just shaking out the cobwebs a little for our longer ride tomorrow. The Spotted Wonder extended her trot out to 9 mph a few times this evening, and we were able to walk our downhills without dropping below 5 mph. Planning on sustained trotting tomorrow.
•Sept 24, 2013 Hill work 1:30
•Sept 22, 2013 Rode 19.75 miles climbed 1,879 elevation gain, avg speed 4.6
•Sept 20 Hill work 1:20
•Sept 17 Hill work 1:13
•Sept 14 LSD 25 miles, speed avg 5 mph, eating, drinking well, grass snatching. Temperature 76, nice breeze, no humidity. Pulse down 4 minutes.
•Sept 8, 2013 Journey had an hour doing the ups and downs of hillwork. Hills just pretty much kick her butt, especially with humidity at 94%.
•Sept 6, 2013 16.8 miles @ 5.1 mph avg. Time: 3:16. Renegades did great, no wraps this time, and no interference marks! Journey really wasn't feeling it today. She is going to need a few days off this week to recoup. Our mileage was pretty high this week.
•Sept 4, 2013 slow steep hill work for one hour.
•Sept 2, 2013 Rode 14.7 miles, testing out the Renegade Viper Hoof boots. We did slow some hills, a couple of short canters on the uphill, trotting, extended power trot, sandbar, mud, hardpack, and blacktop. Our average speed was slow today, and varied in general, but the boots are a definite go. 3 hours of work, and no rubs. Yay!
•August 31, 2013 Heat and humidity...put off a ten mile as long as I could. Even so it was 73 degrees with 94% humidity. Journey was soaked, I was soaked with rivers of sweat. She dug on in though. Distance: 10.16 mi Time: 1:57:12 Avg Speed: 5.2 mph. Because of the humidity we walked the road section to give her a breather of sorts, and still managed above 5 mph. So all is good.
•August 24, 2013 Distance 21 miles done as an 11/10 split. The 11 took 1:50 and the 10 took 2;00. We did more walking on the last lap. Journey did well, just the usual non-motivated ride. She really doesn't quit on me, she just doesn't reach under herself and get that push you need for a ground eating trot. But I know she can, she doesn't see the purpose I suppose. She'll get a couple more days of R&R, then probably a short zippy ride on tuesday.
•Aug. 19, 2013 Distance: 10.87 mi Time: 2:13:36 Avg Speed: 4.9 mph Elevation Gain: 533 ft
•August 18, 2013 A slow warm up, riding out to the hill on X. Took her up it with heart monitor on and couldn't get her pulse over 132. So that wasn't going to work. Couldn't trot up it as it is strewn with limestone rock and she wasn't booted. So we trotted on down to B trail and tried the approach back to day parking. If we trotted I could get her into the 176-186 range of heart rate, and she'd drop to 90 by the time we got back to the bottom at a trot. The hill is just under a half mile but it is the longest one I've got. We did 6 intervals, trotting up, and walk/trotting down. 68° Humidity 83%. Distance: 2.54 mi Time: 30:31 Avg Speed: 5.0 mph Elevation Gain: 358 ft (that sucks). Our warm up: Distance: 2.94 mi Time: 39:37 Avg Speed: 4.5 mph
•Aug. 15. 2013 Distance: 10.22 mi Time: 1:55:22 Avg Speed:5.3 mph Journey has a deep, bad, boot rub on her hind. Honestly not sure if it was the boot, or the vet wrap to help the rear glove stay on, but we won't be booting that hoof for awhile. No hide left, just meat in a quarter sized area.
•August 13, 2013 Distance: 5.57 mi Time: 1:04:30 Avg Speed: 5.2 mph. We walked at least a third of it tonight, downhills, some of the steeper short uphills, and just worked on stretching out her trot enough that we could walk and still be above a 5 mph avg. I feel so hopeful when I see that trot stretch out to 9 mph...then 10 mph. She can sustain a 7 mph trot fairly well now, and has to work at it to crank it up a notch. Slow and steady, we will just keep on, keepin' on. She will have two rest days and we will try to find us a hill on Friday.
•August 12, 2013 Distance: 4.96 mi Time: 1:04:35 Avg Speed 4.6 mph, just some slow hill work this evening, practicing stopping and eating, and stretching out her trot a few times above 9 mph. Hills if you can call our's that was the primary objective. Journey did a good job. 79 degrees and 74 % humidity.
•August 10, 2013 Finally! 15.8 miles at one pop. So humid...I've been home half an hour and I'm still soaked through. But! Journey pulsed down to 51 by the time I could get the handheld out of the trailer and put it on her. First half of ride done at normal speed, Distance: 10.99 mi Time: 1:54:00 Avg Speed: 5.8 mph The last four miles measured separately but ridden non-stop total: Distance: 4.84 mi Time: 1:10:56 Avg Speed: 4.1 mph. Trying to stick to the rule: Do not add speed when you are increasing distance.
•August 4, 2013 14.2 slow miles. Just took it easy and rode with a friend. 3 1/2 hours of walking, trotting, learning to step off rock ledges, and go through an under the highway tunnel. Test rode the Renegade boots, so far thumbs up!
•August 2, 2013 Time 1:56, mileage 10.56, average speed 5.5 mph. We had a wreck at the canter tonight and went down hard. Hand walked Journey in, she seems okay other than an interference mark on the hind. The pegasus boots I wrapped her in did not prevent it. Hoping my girl will be okay.
•July 30, 2013 Riding our home turf again. Footing good, temp about 78 degrees and humid. Time: 1:22:03 Moving Time: 1:20:52 Elapsed Time: 1:23:40 Avg Pace: 9:19 min/mi Avg Moving Pace: 9:11 min/mi Best Pace: 4:50 min/mi Distance 8.8 miles. She rode like she had some grit tonight. Just dug into the work, but under control and on a loose rein except for one stellar spook/one-rein stop. The work from Sunday was already evident today. Nice improvement. Now a couple days off and hope to hit the hill intervals on Friday.
•July 28, 2013 Drove over to the park today, and got in 10.99 miles. Elapsed Time: 2:13:42 Avg Pace: 12:01 min/mi Avg Moving Pace: 11:03 min/mi Best Pace: 5:06 min/mi. Journey came out of a boot and since I can't reboot the gloves without a mallet we cantered up the last hill and called it a day. Our speed average again was way too slow. We did manage the bare minimum, but that's it. Last year at this time we were able to maintain at least 6-7 mph. Journey slipped in the mud and half fell down. But she seemed to be no worse for wear. She will get tomorrow off, and then hoping to head back out on our home loop for at least 7 miles on Tuesday.
•July 27, 2013 Today was supposed to be a short steady state ride, my trails not only went to soup again, but the neighbors are camping on the loop I ride with tents pitched right in the logging road. So I had to improvise. We went to the back field where LSEGH had filled in the hole with the tractor and remowed our path so I could watch for other holes. We just turned it into a session working on speed gears. Some trot, some canters, some walking in between. Most of our canters was on a slight uphill grade. It amazes me that she runs a better pulse cantering uphill than she does trotting. At least ten points lower on average. Time: 52:42 Moving Time: 49:35 Elapsed Time: 52:43 Avg Speed: 5.1 mph Avg Moving Speed: 5.4 mph Max Speed: 12.3 mph Distance: 5 miles.
•July 26, we did our first real hill interval session. Only two fast uphills of .28 of a mile, time 1:37/ 10.2 and 1:42/ 9.5 mph. We are going to tweak these up as we go, and try to build up her canter on this hill. Wish I could find another one longer, but have to work with what I have. We followed up with cantering the field for another quarter mile at 9. 5 mph average. The final field run took her about 30 seconds to drop to 100 bpm. She needs this aneorbic work. In between these we walked down the hill for cool off. She barely worked up a sweat.
•July 23, 2013 We started out to work on a trotting session. Things started off great, she was stepping out 7-8- and finally 10 mph, galloping a few flats. We only made a couple of miles and a thunderstorm blew in. Here we go again. Untacked the soggy horse, just dejected and so totally angry that I honestly flipped off a thunderstorm. %!!# So I stomp in the house, fling some crap around, have a melt-down, and low and behold the freaking sun came out. So I trudge back into the field, secure the horse again, boot again, tack up again, suck down some gator aid as my blood sugar is plummeting, and head out for a much slower ride. She was slipping bad in the boots on the muddy track. Actually not bad in the grass. We ended up with this : Time: 1:28:16 Moving Time: 1:21:17 Elapsed Time: 2:27:18 Avg Speed: 5.8 mph Avg Moving Speed: 6.3 mph Max Speed: 16.7 mph, Distance: 8.57 mi so if I can get a hill session on Friday I'll be on-track for this week.
•July 21, 2013 Attempted a fifteen mile ride this morning, but the heat did me in again. Made it 9.5 slow miles, with a few uphill sprints. Starting feeling not well again, and rode back in. Journey did fine, she was at 54 when we came in, she really wasn't taxed all that much today, just walking mostly and loosening her up from yesterday's short/faster ride. The rider is the weak link currently. It as only 72 degrees but the humidity just kills me at 88%. Journey nicked her back pastern, she will have to start wearing brushing boots again. This has been a little bit of a set-back, hoping next week will be "better."
•July 20, 2013 80 degrees, humidity 84 %, distance only 5.2 as the rider had to pull the plug, not feeling well. Distance: 5. 2 mi Avg Speed: 6.4 mph. Just dangerously miserable out there, the footing was great, and Journey was forward and cooperative. We even had a couple short walking breaks in the there so I was happy with the ride, but not doing well myself as I was very ill yesterday, and just haven't got the wind back in my sails yet.
• July 14, 2013 Temp 77 degrees and humidity 79% Ride Time: 2:33 Distance 13.7 miles Average Speed 5 mph. Max speed: 17 mph. Pulse down: 6 minutes. It was muddy, and like a sauna out there. We started early in the day, but it was sweltering by the time we came in. We had a few mishaps today. An off trail tangle with a briar, a short trail misdirection, a rock in a hind boot, a stick (a big one) run through her gaiter and flopping around, lost two of our under gaiter protectors to deep mud, and got a cut from the gaiter because of that. Bad as that sounds, it was over-all a good ride. Journey wasn't as forward as I'd have liked, but since breathing makes you feel you'd like to suck on an oxygen tank...my girl did good.
• July 12, 2013 Temp 81 degrees and humidity 42%. Trail conditions dry on the flats, muddy in the bottoms. Distance: 7.1 miles Time: 1:19:34 Moving Time: 1:17:27 Elapsed Time: 1:19:34 Avg Speed: 5.3 mph Avg Moving Speed:5.5 mph Max Speed: 14.2 mph. We added a mile this evening, and our average speed dropped just a little. Again we sprinted in the last little bit, and her pulse was up, and she was blowing when my feet hit the ground. LSEGH started spraying, then misting. She hung at 78 bpm for several minutes. It took seven minutes to get down to criteria this evening, but when it dropped boom! 48 bpm. I'll take it!!! I'm finding it interesting that she is running more effecient at the canter than the trot as long as we are on the flat. I feel I need to build on that so we have different gears to use various muscle sets.
•July 9, 2013 Temp 85 degrees, humidity 67%, Heat Index 91 degrees (oppresively hot). Trail conditions dry on the flats, muddy in low lying areas. Distance: 5.18 mi Time: 58:04 Avg Speed: 5.4 mph . Journey was blowing when we came in, as we sprinted the edge of the field which is a gradual uphill grade. I wanted to see if the "new fangled cooling device" would still get her down in less than 10 minutes if she was hot. She was at 84 bpm by the time I unsaddled, started spraying her, 4 minutes she was down to 54 bpm. Also added a pre-ride dose of electrolyte. We did some short canters, and a fast hand gallop on the flat. Her canter was running at 105 in this heat, at least in the short run. The trot was actually running a bit higher 120-136 but we were sustaining it longer.
•July 7, 2013 72 degrees, humidity 90%, and the rain continues. Trail conditions muddy and slick. Distance: 10.32 mi Time: 2:54:40 Avg Speed: 3.5 mph . We walked most of this ride, had some uphill trotting intervals when the footing seemed safe. Journey was pretty antsy wanting to go back to the barn "mentally." Will be glad when I can get some away from home rides, just so much easier, and way more productive towards the goal.
•July 5, 2013 78 degrees, humidity 74%, it has continued to rain daily, trail conditions are very muddy and slick. Distance: 4.75 mi Time: 1:22:09 Avg Speed: 3.5 mph . We are going to keep our rides at an hour to an hour and a half until I see an improved pulse recovery. Pulse down took 4 minutes, actively cooling the horse for less than two. Tried out the pump up sprayer method tonight, and Journey l♥ves it!
•July 2, 2013 80 degrees, 66% humidity, rolling terrain, Distance: 5.35 mi Time: 1:03:39 Avg Speed: 5.0 mph. Pulse down took 9 minutes. Will probably stay at this distance until I see that number responding better. Mapped me out a one mile loop, and lap it 5 times plus some change. We utilized all gaits, the ground was muddy.
•June 29, 2013 76 degrees, humid, Distance: 4.77 mi Time: 1:13:53 Avg Speed: 3.9 mph, muddy and slick, she's pretty out of shape. Took six minutes to pulse down from this ride. We did a lot of short trotting intervals, and a lot of walking. Remedial work on downhills, she's wanting to run down again, much time spent going up and down working on that. It's a start though.
•June 25, 2013 Hot, high humidity, Time 1:32:11.3 Distance 4.96 Average Speed 3.2 (a lot of remedial correction tonight), mostly reinforcing walk means WALK. We did start out this evening with a nice moving trot, 7.3 mph, then the turkey flapped out on us, next was a skunk ready to spray, then the deer flies. Considering it was a nice ride *LOL*
•June 23, 2013 Broke the Spotted Wonder out of mothballs Time 43:58.3 Distance2.78 Average speed: 3.8 Weather, breezy and lightening (yeah).
•April 27-June1, 2012 (138.30 miles)
•March 19- April 26th, 2012 (119.57 miles).
•February 27-March 18th, (93.55) miles.
•February 7-26th, 2012 (56.80 miles).
•February 1-6, 2012 (33.54 miles).
•January 9-31, 2012( 30.13 miles).
•December 1 -Jan 7, 2012( 73.3 miles) comprised of two repeats of our VSP course, hill training, and flat trotting.
•Nov. 26, 2011 (12.27 mile) VSP:Conditioning ride #1. The best ride we've had, loose rein, walk/trot intervals.
•Nov. 25, 2011 (7.5 miles) of road/field perimeter. As days go, it is the worst one we've had. Did one-rein disengagements all the way home.
•November 20, 2011 front hoof trim Journey, Cree, Phebes.
•November 18, finally back under saddle with a short ride in the Myler bit.
•November 8, 2011 fitted the Mylar bit, and worked with it from the ground.
•November 7, 2011 Hillwork, some issues with control and direction.
•November 6, 2011 Trailer Loading Session # 3.
•November 5, 2011 LSD 5 hours.
•November 4, 2011 Trailer Loading Session # 2
•November 1, 2011 Trailer loading and trotting in hand training. We are close, but not quite "there" yet.
•October 31, 2011 Hoof trim.
•October 30, 2011 Shorthour long solo ride away from home. One little melt-down, but otherwise a good ride. Took the paved ride home and that went well too.
•October 29, 2011 First away ride at the local State Park. She did well.
•October 25, 2011 Two hours of under saddle work. Bending, flexing, backing (uuughhh), and barn sour issues on trail.
•October 24, 2011 Ground exercises.
•October 22 and 23 about fifteen miles total.
•October 17th, an hour session on flexion and bending.
•October 16th, 5 mile trail ride.
•October 11, 2011 short pleasure ride.
•October 10 ground work.
•October 9, buddy sour episode, an hour of work on that.
•October 8, lesson with Michaella Walker.
•October 7 the ground work.
•October 3 & 4th ground control.
•October 2, 2011 working on whoa under saddle, and bending.
•October 1, 2011 hour of ground work, and some road work. Two and half hours total.
•September 30th ground work.
•September 23, 24, 25, 26, 27th all ground work exercises. Making some headway on longing at the walk, and responding to whoa.
•September 19 & 20th 2011 ground exercises, trotting in hand, trotting and cantering over poles.
•September 17-18, 2011 COW CLINIC.
•Sept 13, 2011 Ground exercises.
•Sept 12, 2011 Trailer loading & ground exercises.
•Sept 11, 2011 By gosh...I think I've got it! Ground work.
•Sept 10, 2011 Lesson with Michealla Walker 2 hours.
•Sept 9, 2011 ground work.
•September 6, 2011 ground work, trotting poles, and trailer loading.
•September 5, 2011 trotting the poles again, yielding, backing, respecting my space.
•September 4, 2011 cavalletis with Journey and an hour ride in a downpour. Hooves rebalanced and fitted to size 0 Gloves. The hoof is still a little shorter than the boot length, and we have no V spread. However, she moves out on the rock 90% better with only the fronts booted.
•September 3, 2011 Groundwork with Journey, undersaddle obstacles with Phebes each horse had an hour and a half session.
•September 2, 2011 Groundwork with Journey.
•August 30, 2011 Groundwork with Journey.
•August 29, 2011 Front hoof trim for Journey, schooling in the round pen from the ground, and under saddle. Phebes worked on obstacles and we completed the Board Pinwheel!
•August 28th, 2011 Journey visits Michaela Walker and we begin lessons.
•August 15 trotting, some horrid galloping (ick ick ick!) 5 miles, in one hour.
•August 14, 2011 (10 miles) pleasure ride/ road work.
•August 13, 2011 (8 miles) working the trot.
•August 9, 2011 Hillwork (5 miles)
•August 7, 2011 Temps in the 80's but still very humid. 11 miles today, with half being steep hills.
•August 6, the heat and humidity continues. 10 miles, using all three gaits, but still slower than dirt :)
•August 5, 2011 Micro trim on Journey's fronts, the gloves are getting close to fitting.
•July 31, 2011 Hot & humid. 10 miles of slow work.
•July 30, 2011 HOOF TRIM Journey & Cree
•July 29th, 2011 WORMING all three
•July 25, 2011 5 miles hot/humid/heat warnings
•July 16, 2011 Hot and humid Distance: 10 miles Time: 2 hrs.
•July 9, 2011 hot humid, 5 miles.
•July 4, 2011 Hoof trim (fronts) Journey
•July 3, 2011 Lesson: stand still for mounting.
•July 2, 2011 Dry, humid, 10 miles, slow...slow...slow.
•June 30, 2011 hot, humid 5 miles.
•June 26, 2011 Muddy conditions, 10 miles in the hills. Short session on paved road of about a mile.
•June 18-23 Short solo rides of about 4.6 miles each.
•June 17, Hour and half trail ride, with short barn sour session.
•June 16, 2011 Hour and a half barn sour session. HOOF TRIM.
•June 14, 2011 Journey conquered clipping her bridle path. It took about five minutes, she excepted it, and I ran out of battery! Next time...the ears. We repeated longing for respect, bending, flexion, and repeated personal space.
•June 13, 2011 Journey has begun some ground work and focus is on personal space.
•June 12, 2011 the horse hunt ends and Journey (formerly Spirit) moves to the farm.
•June 6th, 2011 Phebes (pyrantel pamoate) Cree (fenbendazole) LATE SPRING wormer.
•First week of June, we are cantering!
•Month of May, slow rehab work at walk...easing into intermittent trotting.
•April 29th, we have had two weeks of daily down pour rain. The sun came out today so I took Phebes out for a ride with another horse. We warmed up over a mile, cantered up a hill and BOOM, major muscle cramp. Mild tie-up suspected. Hand walked her home, consulted the vet. Banamine & rest prescribed for one week. Then slowly start riding again....
•April 14, 15, & 16th Chicken Chase 1 & 2, rode 54 miles.
•April 12, 2011 Short pleasure ride.
•April 11, overall ACCUMULATED MILEAGE: 1,713 miles.
•April 10, 2011 slow hill work, some short cantering intervals. Almost 80 degrees. Total work session two hours.
•April 8, 2011 one hour of moderate speed hill work. Trot or Canter up, and walk for cool down.
•April 5, 2011 5-way, Strangles, WNV, vaccines, Coggins, TEETH FLOATED.
•April 3, 2011 Eighteen miles, picked up the pace a little where it was dry.
•April 2, 2011 two hours of slow hillwork.
•March 29, 2011 one hour of hillwork, thirty minutes of walk/sprint intervals.
•March 28, 2011 one hour of slow hill work, and some short cantering intervals.
•March 27, 2011 short round pen session to loosen up and make sure she's okay. HOOF TRIM.
•March 26, 2011 A good low heart rate training ride. 22 miles, pulse down within 5 minutes. Ate well and drank well towards the end of the session.
•March 25, 2011 One hour of schooling, mostly lots of bending, and trotting poles.
•March 22, 2011 One hour of intense hill intervals.
•March 21, 2011 Short round penning loosening up session. EQUIMAX wormer.
•March 20, 2011 Eighteen miles LSD.
•March 19, 2011 Hour and a half of hill climbing, with a warm up and cool down.
•March 18, 2011 short schooling session.
•March 14, 2011 Round pen exercises.
•March 13, 2011 eight miles of hill work, and schooling on behavioral issues. Temps in the low forties, ground conditions muddy. Pulse down 3 minutes.
•March 12, 2011 thirteen miles of intermittent walk / trot. Temps in the mid fifties, Ground conditions muddy. Ride time: 2H30M Pulse down 3 minutes.
•March 8, 2011 One hour of schooling exercises.
•March 7, 2011 One hour of moderate hill work.
•March 6, 2011 One hour 30 minutes, slow, muddy, hilly terrain.
•February 27th out on the trail for an hour of hill work.
•October 9, 2013 12.38 miles with hill intervals. Lost one of our new hind boots.
•Feb. 20, 2011 Short arena session today, working on some of what we did yesterday, but mostly just letting her loosen up for the hard workout yesterday. EQUINE MASSAGE
•Feb. 19, 2011 Three hour clinic with Daren and Jen Stoeckel. Phebes was AWESOME!
•Feb. 18,2011 Round penning, ground work, HOOF TRIM
•Feb. 15, 2011 Ground work, trotting poles, bending figure eights, lateral work through cones, pivots on the hind inside a box.
•Feb. 14, 2011 Round penning for respect, online and off-line exercises.
•February 13, 2011 Up to 40 degrees, windy, but the sun was shining. 1 hour 30 minutes, muddy, good slow workout.
•Sept, 30 2013 hour hill session.
•February 12, Here comes the sun! A little ground work, and some slow undersaddle work to check out the gears. IVERMECTIN
•Jan 30, 2011 a repeat of lateral work on the fence, longing, backing, bending, and 1/2 hour under saddle in the oval pen.
•Jan 29,2011 Lateral work on the long lines, ground work, 1/4 mile handwalking on the road 1/2 hour of undersaddle in the oval pen. Horse-a-tude dominent, pushy. (Life-ride mileage 1575 miles)
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