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Conditioning part two: mileage numbers — 4 Comments

  1. Belated thank you for these — I have found them interesting, both for the details and for the reminder that _most_ of us struggle with imperfect schedules/situations and it still works out okay in the end.

    I start my tracking as I leave the barn (unless I forget) and have wondered how much that inevitable first/last walking mile causes a regression-to-the-mean effect over the entirety of the ride. Will have to remember to start it once we get past that warm-up sometime and see.

  2. Really interesting!

    When Saiph asked you about your conditioning schedule, I went back and looked at my GPS data from 2009 and 2010, but I didn't think it would actually be useful to share. I wasn't trying to leg up an unfit but capable horse; I was trying to learn to ride and convince Dixie to be brave AND leg her up all at once. The next horse I start in endurance will come along a lot more efficiently, and I think our rides would look more like yours. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed! It seems like most of the folks who post schedules are doing more endurance-typical things on endurance-typical horses, while the pony and I are over in our own corner flailing about and making things work anyway. Imperfection abounds! But I'm enjoying it anyway and things are generally working just fine.

  4. I pretty frequently feel like I haven't got a clue how to condition a horse. It's really only recently that I've decided that she is indeed capable (and beyond) of everything I'm asking her to do, and only this past six months that we've consistently made it out on our own. I can't imagine trying to do it all simultaneously. Extra awesome for the fact that it worked /so/ well for you!