So my horse is fairly new to me, I've had her going on three months. But we've only been cross-country once and it was only a schooling. I have a 3-Phase coming up, and I think I have a few problems that I have to solve before next Wednesday (show day)
1. WATER.. I've gone through deep puddles with her, without her looking twice. Still, though, I'm nervous. She's never run out on me before, but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen.
2. Dressage. We always get awesome scores. The test we're doing (BN A) we got a 30.5 on last time we did it. But something the judges might not notice is that I feel like my arms are going to fall out!! She's super heavy, and is VERY strong. Any advice on still letting her go round, but not making me have to ice my shoulders when I get home?
3. Herd Bound. I never thought I would have this problem with her.. she doesn't go out with anyone, and isn't really "friends" with anyone either. And this will be the first show that we go to alone. We usually have atleast two more people coming with us, so could that change anything like her attitude in either a negative or positive way?
4. Stadium. We ALWAYS go clear. She's got a big jump and I have no complaints when we're on course. But going onto the course is a problem. Entering the ring is a battle. She jumps (you could call it a rear, but I don't really count it as one) and tries to turn back. Here's a picture of her doing it:
Any suggestions you have on any of these topics would be helpful Thanks!