May/June 2018 May is full of excitement! Mares delivering their beautiful foals, lush Spring grass creating glossy coats on our horses, beautiful wild flowers in bloom and plenty of competitions to compete in. All too soon it will be 90+ degrees with matching humidity and bugs. Welcome summer. With so much happening in the...Read More
One of the characteristics of an experienced endurance rider or competitive trail rider is not just expert knowledge of the terrain, but the ability to gauge the terrain and make decisions about the appropriate speed for the terrain. This ability is vital in determining how not just to win on speed, but to win on...Read More
That competitive edge. It might look different for different disciplines, but this intangible has its roots in the same concept: conditioning. In short, conditioning develops the musculoskeletal, neurologic, and cardiovascular systems so they can perform athletic endeavors with the greatest efficiency and the least stress on the body.Read More
Training the horse to use the specific muscles and systems involved in the sport in which the horse competes, while considering the individual horse's fitness level, are two additional principles of conditioning to consider as you work with your horse.Read More
March has started with a BANG! There are rides every weekend or so it seems, the weather is near perfect, horses are full of spring silliness and the flowers and trees are blooming. Spring is in the air!Read More
Happy Valentine’s Month! What a month it will be with love in the air, the sun staying up a bit longer and the temperature starting to rise. Next thing you know, spring grass will be popping up all over. Not soon enough at my place.Read More
As endurance competitors, I think most of us set similar goals such as: reevaluating our fitness plan, competing in longer distances successfully, possibly starting a new horse and becoming a better horse person for the sake of our mounts.Read More
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