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post #11 of 31 Old 05-21-2010, 07:42 PM
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1. Resently I cut Chinga's mane, its so short that I cannot plait it so I need to cut ALL of it off :( Any advice on how to go by this?
Are you sure if you wet it down and hairspray it that it can't be plaited? Other wise just hog him maybe ask your trainer?

2. I need a new jumping vest for X/C can anyone reccomend a kind please ? ...

3. The Lovely Dressage Test - For my life I cannot remember it!! Suggestions?
o I used to use my model horses and ride them through it loads of times I found that the only way I could remember by actually trotting my little model horse around my arena haha

4. Clean Pony Techniques, any suggestions on making Chinga look super clean and pretty for the event.
wash him and rug him up the day before. Rub baby powder into white markibgs when they are slightly damp. Plait the bottom of the tail up the night before. Use babyoil as a highlighter around the eyes etc. ensure he is fully trimmed up with sparkling tack

5. Circles, any advice with this lovely shape would be great as Chinga and I completely fail at them. Mainly cantering.
use cones or barrels in a circle shape and ride around them until you can figure it out

6. Cross Country round, any advice. Cross Country is for sure our week point. So any extra tips on riding fences, ect.
never hesitate kick on constantly never stop riding as that is when they stop don't trust him

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post #12 of 31 Old 05-21-2010, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thankyou! No its way to short to even tie in hair bands. Haha!

Dressage Test -- 1.1 (i) -- From 2005 P.C.A.Q Dressage Test Book :)

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post #13 of 31 Old 05-21-2010, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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http://www.pcaq.asn.au/Rule%20Books/...Jan%202005.pdf -- My Test Is On Page 7 :)

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post #14 of 31 Old 05-23-2010, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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BUMP!!

I got my new dressage saddle today and got to practice in it :) IN LOVE!! He gets clipped on Thursday full body clip, plus his mane and a love heart on his butt.

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post #15 of 31 Old 05-23-2010, 02:37 AM
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1. Resently I cut Chinga's mane, its so short that I cannot plait it so I need to cut ALL of it off :( Any advice on how to go by this?

Use clippers to roach it. If he starts getting iffy about them when you get closer to his ears I'd just pull out a pair of scissors and trim with them. No need to get all worked up about it.

3. The Lovely Dressage Test - For my life I cannot remember it!! Suggestions?

Find an open area where you can just walk the pattern. Then get out a piece of paper, draw a little arena on it with all the letters, and draw it over and over again. That helps me the best.


4. Clean Pony Techniques, any suggestions on making Chinga look super clean and pretty for the event.

Bathe him the day before and rug him. Have some show sheen or similar product on hand to use everywhere except the saddle area on the day of.


5. Circles, any advice with this lovely shape would be great as Chinga and I completely fail at them. Mainly cantering.

Have a friend or trainer get four cones and mark the four "points" of the circle, for example, one just inside the track at E and B, then one at I and one at L. Use those as four markers. Here's an image of an arena to give you an idea of what I mean. http://www.stevera.com/dressage%20arena.jpg

6. Cross Country round, any advice. Cross Country is for sure our week point. So any extra tips on riding fences, ect.

Walk your course, at a minimum, twice. Once go with a trainer or other experienced rider to give you advice on how each jump should be approached. Remember to walk your course as if you were riding. Look at it and try to think of how your horse will see it. Imagine where shadows will be, what the sun might hit to cause a glare, and try to see if there's anything your horse might look at. After that walk it at least once completely by yourself. Ride each jump and don't get complacent. Just keep your eyes up and be confident and your horse will be confident as well.




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post #16 of 31 Old 05-23-2010, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thankyou for the advice! It was very helpful. I remember the first part of my test. I found a video of someone else riding it and watch it over and over again!

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post #17 of 31 Old 05-23-2010, 03:04 AM
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Ahh, that's perfect! Sometimes I'll get a friend to videotape me riding it once and do the same, but usually I can't drag someone out to watch me haha.

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post #18 of 31 Old 05-23-2010, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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Haha. I managed to get a dressage practice today, but I didn't get my jumping practice as it rained the day before and the jumping paddock was DRENCHED!!

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post #19 of 31 Old 05-29-2010, 04:59 AM Thread Starter
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BuMpInG tHiS uP!

I also have some more questions.

1. Braiding his tail, how should I do this. :)

Also I have heard that in PC Eventers that your Cross Country equals more of your score then in Dressage, I thought this was the other way around?

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post #20 of 31 Old 05-29-2010, 05:37 AM
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I don't know if our eventing is marked the same way your going to need somone from near you to help with that!
To braid the tail you take three thin bits of hair at the very top(may help to wet it down first) the plait the three sections once. Add a little bit of hair from the left and right each side your plaiting on. You must keep adding even bits and keeping an even tension the entire way down. Depending on the length of his dock you you plait until about three fingers till the end or untill it reaches the end of the hind quaters.

Does this make sense for you or do you want m to find a step by step?

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