Observations from the vet line
|June 15, 2017||Posted by Melinda under Equine Endurance|
Last weekend I had the pleasure of vetting another endurance ride. I would be hard pressed to decide what I enjoyed more – vetting or riding. Both are rewarding, hard work, long days, and come with lessons learned.
Oh yes, I learn as much from working the vet line all day as I do out on the trail.
Here are the things that Mel-the-vet wants Mel-the-rider to do differently at rides (or continue to avoid) based on what she’s seen on this side of the line – and maybe there’s some things that resonate with you too.
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PS here’s some unrelated content that was in the original post that didn’t make it into the book!
I’m so looking forward to my next ride!!!!!!! Two weeks until Farley’s first 50 mile of the season. Yesterday we did our go/no-go conditioning ride and while it was not ideal (LOTS of elevation gain in the hottest part of the day, solo for 3 1/2 hours, combined with a headache for me, made for a VERY GRUMPY MARE and a LESS THAN PATIENT RIDER) there was enough there for me to feel comfortable doing the 50 miler. Now I just need to go practice my trot outs and not let all this fly out of my brain when I take my stethoscope off and put my helmet on!