So anyway we started out at the Intro level just getting used to showing for the first year and ended up second overall in the series for our division! I had a lot of confidence issues then since both my mare and I were learning to jump together, but that year taught me a LOT and so the next year (which was last summer) we decided to go up a level to Very Green. Here are some of our photos from last year where we took Champion of the series in our division!
So this fall after the season had ended, I branched out and went on my very first fox hunt, and I met this awesome girl at a hunter pace who lives nearby and has a pretty neat xc course at her place, which I enjoyed thoroughly!! Here are some pics from those jumps...
We even learned banks at her place! And Ditches!!!
So anyway, we did our first BN jumper course at a schooling show shortly after these pics were taken, and while we did alright, I found myself pretty intimidated by the jumps, which were only about 2'3"-2'7". Cross country always makes me nervous and while I'm excited to move up to Beginner Novice this summer, I'm also starting to second guess myself. I've been trying to find photos of people jumping BN cross country jumps so that I can see what they look like and maybe I'll feel better???
Sooooo if you have any photos of you and your horse jumping BN in cross country, please post them, I'd love to see them and if you have any tips for a little bit of a confidence boost, I'd love that too!!!