All Blog Posts Tagged 'conditioning' (6)

Building Strength & Confidence on the Trail

As a mother of three (and grandmother, too) I know how important it is to build strength and confidence in your children. When my kids grew up in Germany, there were no ipods or tablets, and 'playing' meant running outside and getting knocked around a bit.

Today, my kids are strong and confident adults, who learned to ride a bike, swim, climb a tree, build sand castles, balance on climbing beams, build wood huts on 'adventure playgrounds', spend a (scary) night sleeping in their tree…


Added by Stefanie Reinhold on February 27, 2017 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Doing LSD (Long Slow Distance!)

Saturday – March 13Had to help at the 4H gymkhana, and in the afternoon, it was screaming…


Added by Monica Whitmer on March 17, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Gathering data and racking up miles

Tuesday and Wednesday were windy and not ridable.

Thursday – March 11



Added by Monica Whitmer on March 13, 2010 at 1:05am — No Comments

Not a trail ride for Sissy's

Saturday, March 7, 2010

Well, I settled for free lunging and wind sprints today. Not enough hours in the day. Still, for the week, Belle got ridden 3 times and free lunged twice, and I can’t recall when she has had that consistent of work schedule! Still, I need to…


Added by Monica Whitmer on March 9, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

saturday March 6th

Conditions: Absolutely beautiful day, sunny and feeling like early spring. Nice long hacks on both horses before and after the rides. Rode both in snaffle


Caddymaster So yesterday, after his massage, I noticed some striking diferences. 1) he kept trying to pull all the reins out of my hand - as if he needed to cough - something he general won't do unless he really does indeed need…


Added by liz call, md on March 6, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Getting fit to endurance race

Belle’s Blog


So, my friend Robin has a talented endurance horse. And a dream of going to Tevis. But she also bought a new business last year, and has Not been riding. So, my resolution for this year was to make…


Added by Monica Whitmer on March 3, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

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