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    06-02-2010, 05:06 AM
Combined training advice

Im doing a combined training competition in just under 2 weeks. I've never done one before so was looking for some tips?
I chose the 60cm and the Preliminary 1C test, so just W,T,C, long and low at walk/trot, I think that's it I've only looked at it briefly so far.
Its been raining SO much lately I've hardy had a chance to ride, so im kind of stressing..
I havn't had much jump training at all so that's the part im most nervous about.
So anyone have any advice?
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    06-02-2010, 06:39 AM
:/ You should have started training yourself and your horse? (if you have one) a long time ago for this. Two weeks isn't enough time.
    06-02-2010, 06:44 AM
I have.
Though lately because if the rain its been hard to get out and ride.
Like it says above.
    06-02-2010, 06:53 AM
I think at 60cm and with a straight forward test you will be fine. Combined training is just that, a training show. So go do ur best, and you will learn a lot from giving it ago, but my best advice is stay relaxed, dnt put undue pressure on urself or ur horse, and enjoy it! It's all learning! Get there in plenty of time and use the day to ur advantage!
I like people that actually get their horses out and use training shows as a horse can only learn so much at home, especially if you maybe don't have facillities to use during bad weather etc.
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    06-02-2010, 07:04 AM
Yeah it shouldnt be too bad, we've been hacking for years (and I mean the Aus show type, not the trail riding type, and have done a bit of this and a bit of that but never combined training and hardly any jumping)

Staying relaxed is probably the main thing as you said, he gets a bit excited when I take him out and I get nervous too
They only have one combined training comp a year so I thought i'd jump in and give it a go.

As for the facillities, yeah, I have practically none. I ride in a small paddock dodging trees and such lol!

Thanks though! I'll just get there early and allow plenty of time for warmup.

Oh, also, do I need to plait up like you would for a proper dressage day?
    06-02-2010, 07:09 AM
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Ok with combined training, you need to do well in the dressage, really well, do that well and get ahead and you have room to make mistakes in the jumping, if you are worried about it.
    06-02-2010, 07:12 AM

Is this what we'd refer to as a combined test in the US? Just the dressage and the Show Jumping phase? Or are you going to do cross country?

If it's just a combined test; I would spend the time you have left jumping short stadium courses or 3 - 5 fences and concentrate on maintaining a rhythm that works for the horse and turning accuracy and also practicing my dressage test in pieces, 3 - 4 movements at a time. If it includes cross country, I would include 1 or 2 schools over cross country obstacles, even if they're just logs in your paddock.

60 cm is the equivelent of Beginner Novice here in the US and any decently schooled and half-fit horse should be able to complete all three phases at Beginner Novice and have an enjoyable time. More preparation will make *you* more relaxed and ensure you enjoy the experience more.
    06-02-2010, 07:12 AM
How exactly is the jumping scored? Just penalties for refusals and knocking rails and such? Because I don't think i'll have a problem with that, he's a pretty willing jumper..

ETA: We posted at the same time Maura!
Yes, its just the SJ and Dressage.
Thanks heaps for the advice! Where I ride now I can only fit 2 maybe 3 jumps up. Though I might see if I can use one of the actual horse paddocks and chuck a couple in there.
    06-02-2010, 07:13 AM
Speedy is right, but from what you've said I think you are going for fun and if gd things happen then it's a bonus!
you can plait up but if this will cause more stress and anxiety dnt bother. Just go and enjoy it! the more you and your horse do things the better he will be so don't worry too much about him getting excited!
Best of luck!!
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    06-02-2010, 07:43 AM
Should be scored just the same as SJ for a full event. In the US, it's 4 faults for a rail or first refusal, 8 for a second refusal, and time over the time allowed is converted to 1 fault per second. Time allowed is usually pretty generous to allow you to take your time with turns and approaches.

You might want to check your prize list or your local association's rules, because I'm not at all sure if the USEA rules apply.

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