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post #21 of 45 Old 11-27-2009, 10:00 PM
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ah, I see!

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post #22 of 45 Old 11-28-2009, 12:40 AM
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1. Do you do any other sport to keep fit? nope

2. How often are your horses ridden to keep fit? 5-6 days. Usually 2 jump days. 2-3 dressage days. and the other day for hacking/trotting.

3. How much time do you usually spend at one level before moving up? depends on horse. a few years ago I got a seasoned prelim eventer. Started at beginner novice. moved to novice within like 3 months. then was about to do my first training level a year later but he went lame and is now retired from jumping. Now i have a green OTTB, i've done all his training and in a year and a half have taken him from walk, trot, canter to beginner novice eventing.

4. What do you find is the hardest part to eventing? putting it alllll together. Doing straight dressage would be easier or just doing jumpers would be easier but it's hard to get all 3 phases!!

5. What do you find is the most enjoyable part of eventing? definately cross country

6. Do you have a trainer?yes

7. If yes to the above; Do you have an eventing trainer or do you have separate trainers for dressage and jumping? separate trainers
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post #23 of 45 Old 11-28-2009, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Oh thought of another question

9. What type of leg protection do you use on your horses during the jumping phases?
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post #24 of 45 Old 11-28-2009, 11:11 AM
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1. Do you do any other sport to keep fit? YES my old trainer used to always say that riding was the only sport where you had to do a second sport to keep fit enough.
2. How often are your horses ridden to keep fit? for the horses i event, i ride them at least 5X a week, in the summer i will ride them 2X a day on some days
3. How much time do you usually spend at one level before moving up? i dont have a specific system for deciding, just when i feel confident that the horse is ready
4. What do you find is the hardest part to eventing? it can be hard to find a horse that enjoys/is good at all 3phases ! you must throw out a good dressage score these days !
5. What do you find is the most enjoyable part of eventing? feeling a great partnership with your horse ! i love going into the show ring & having it just go perfectly =D
6. Do you have a trainer? no but i wish i did
7. If yes to the above; Do you have an eventing trainer or do you have separate trainers for dressage and jumping? when i did have a trainer he was a h/j, but i would occasionally get advice from a dressage trainer whose horse i train. so i got everything i needed. i also find that eventers dont focus on stadium enough, so having a h/j trainer will be extremely helpful for that !

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post #25 of 45 Old 11-28-2009, 12:03 PM
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1. Do you do any other sport to keep fit?
Do barn chores count? ;)
I have some serious muscles from doing those. I'm going to start running over the winter to keep fit also. But no more team sports for me since high school.

2. How often are your horses ridden to keep fit?
When we're in the midst of event season, 4-6 days a week depending on my schedule.

3. How much time do you usually spend at one level before moving up?
The fastest I've moved a horse up is starting spring at BN, running 4 novices over the summer/fall and tackling a training in October. But that horse was REALLY good and brave... an exception in my book. Normally we hang out for most, if not all season, at one level.

4. What do you find is the hardest part to eventing?
Walking the xc course. It's always in the morning and the dew gets everything wet... it just annoys me. And it seems to be really rainy/cold or really really hot/HUMID whenever we're out there... trekking across east-jesus.

5. What do you find is the most enjoyable part of eventing?
Depends on the horse. If I have a real point-and-go kind of guy - XC for sure. On my little QH - dressage, definitely - XC is a PITA on him.

6. Do you have a trainer?
I normally do... we're in between trainers right now though.

7. If yes to the above; Do you have an eventing trainer or do you have separate trainers for dressage and jumping?
I used to be with an event trainer and that's the kind I'm going back to next spring. I do go to my dressage trainer every now and then though if we need it - and that's who I'm riding with over the winter.

8. What type of leg protection do you use on your horses during the jumping phases?
For stadium my horses get open fronts and either ankles or full hind boots. On XC they'll have double lock woofs (BN/N) or Nunn Finer American Style boots (T and up). And Professional's Choice no-turn bell boots for both.

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post #26 of 45 Old 11-28-2009, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you sooooooo much guys after reading all of these answers it makes me want to event even more now and I will do it I am determined to get fit and get enough money to do this great sport
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post #27 of 45 Old 11-28-2009, 02:57 PM
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For the boots question

I use polos or my woofs when schooling dressage the day we get to the show.
On XC I have my woof wear brushing boots, that are taped with electrical tape, and bell boots
Right now for Stadium, I use my woofs, but im getting Woof open fronts and ankle boots. I use bells here too

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post #28 of 45 Old 11-30-2009, 10:09 PM
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1. Do you do any other sport to keep fit? I run, cycle and do pilates 5 days a week. I have 7 horses in total in work though so they keep me busy!
2. How often are your horses ridden to keep fit? Competition horses are worked 6 days a week, this includes the day of competition and one hack out day.
3. How much time do you usually spend at one level before moving up? Depends on the horse. The babies usually spend a fair amount of time at intro/pt level to get miles under them (usually atleast one season), but they don't spend long at training or open and go to novice HT all within one season.
4. What do you find is the hardest part to eventing? Controlling my nerves before SJ. I SUCK at show jumping!
5. What do you find is the most enjoyable part of eventing? The XC
6. Do you have a trainer? Yes, and he is brilliant!
7. If yes to the above; Do you have an eventing trainer or do you have separate trainers for dressage and jumping? My trainer is an eventer so he takes me for everything. I do train with other trainers occasionally for the specific phases though. Like Bill Noble and Malcom Maytom for dressage, Mark Todd and Tinks Pottinger for XC and Dale Pedersen for SJ
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post #29 of 45 Old 12-01-2009, 12:19 AM
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Two words for ya. NOT. FAIR. LOL!

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post #30 of 45 Old 12-01-2009, 01:38 AM
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Two words for ya. NOT. FAIR. LOL!
He is good friends with my mum, but I think I've said maybe 10 words in total to him in the past 20 years. I get real star struck and start babbling or just forget to talk When he gives me lessons I just nod at him LOL
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