Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
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Yeah Stef, I say stick to HT's that are not USEA rated to start out with. Then when you get comfortable with that, then merge to BN courses that are USEA rated.
And remember - you should be schooling 1 level above what you are competing at, so that you do not fall into this issue that you have now, found yourself in.
Where is your coach? Why hasn't your coach been schooling you over BN courses already? If you've been doing Pre-BN, you should of been schooling over BN courses. So, that when you are ready to move to BN, you're already competant and comfortable doing so.
My issue.....is the stadium - where your issue is the CC. You can point me at a Prelim CC fence and I'd do it without a hitch...but stadium, that's a whole other story for me. So I understand the fears and I understand the "what if's" that go through your head.
Gaining confidence is a slow and steady process, so just keep at it. One step at a time :)