Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Gainesville, Fl
Start small, get a good trainer that knows the boundaries of the students abilities, Heels Down!, know that you will fall, and know that you will be too worried about catching your horse to notice any bumps, Don't worry about blue ribbons just do better each ride, remember to Breathe through your courses!, don't be afraid to Grrrrrrrowl!!! If your horse is looking at a jump, and the people at the trailers being able to hear you yell "Geeet Uuuuuuup!!!" while you are on your cross country course know you are going down a bank.
I was jumping 2'3" and I don't have much desire to do too much higher when I start again.
There is nothing like cantering through a cross country course. It is absolutely heaven to be out there with just you and your horse, trying to navigate through the woods and stay on course. Not noticing the jump judges or bystanders. Those three strides before the jump you are counting down to get the right spot.
Gah! I want to ride!