Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
1. Do you do any other sport to keep fit? No, but I do plan on taking up Palites sometime in the future. It helps strengthen your core.
2. How often are your horses ridden to keep fit? Almost everyday, but they do ususally get a day off here and there. I do dressage at least 3-4 times a week, then trot sets 2 times a week, and then I jump once a week or less with my trainer.
3. How much time do you usually spend at one level before moving up? It depends on the horse, and your ablities. I say you should spend at least a year at one level before moving up. You always school one level above what you do.
4. What do you find is the hardest part to eventing? Dressage! Both my horse and I get a little nervous, but he's a saint and takes care of me and the highest dressage score we've gotten so far is an 38.6.
5. What do you find is the most enjoyable part of eventing? CROSS COUNTRY! It's so much fun, galloping, being one with your horse, ah it's the best!
6. Do you have a trainer? I would never dream of going into this sport without one, the dangers of going around a course without proper instruction is huge.
7. If yes to the above; Do you have an eventing trainer or do you have separate trainers for dressage and jumping? I have an eventing trainer, and I want to maybe take a couple of dressage lessons. I'm going down to Jim Grahm's in GA next month and plan on taking a couple of private dressage lessons with him.
Where do you live? Because I do know some great trainers here and there! And I know all the other eventers here are always more than happy to help! If you have any more questions feel free to ask away!
Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt