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post #81 of 98 Old 11-16-2009, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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How old is she now? She looks like such a sweet heart. I wish my aunties Arab was like that, sigh. His always so painfull. Every bone in his body is bad.

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post #82 of 98 Old 11-16-2009, 05:51 PM
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Really? So one poster says she doesn't ride with a trainer and gets a "haha, lets remember our youth". Another, who from all her posts seems an educated, safe, excellent rider gets a "wow, you are going to DIE without a trainer!" Hypocrisy much?
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post #83 of 98 Old 11-16-2009, 06:05 PM
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Really? So one poster says she doesn't ride with a trainer and gets a "haha, lets remember our youth". Another, who from all her posts seems an educated, safe, excellent rider gets a "wow, you are going to DIE without a trainer!" Hypocrisy much?
Very much agreed, was going to post the same thing.
Why totally attack one person for not having a trainer and call her an unsafe rider who doesnt care about her horse, then laugh with and buddy up to a another person in the same trainer (or lack there of) situation.
If you're going to constantly preach about something, attempt to convert the masses not just one member (not that I agree with attacking people when they have always been safe and educated.) JMHO.
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post #84 of 98 Old 11-16-2009, 06:49 PM
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Nope, never said anyone would die without a trainer - over exaggeration much?

Yep, I was wrong and immature and had no clue what dangers I was putting myself in at the time. You betcha. I was irrisponsible and never thought about the consequences when I was that young, inexperienced and unknowledgable - especially when I was riding strange horses.

Then, I joined Pony Club and grew up and realized how important it is to have an educated eye with you when schooling over dangerous fences. Everytime I look back at those days before I even knew what a fence was and what a trainer was, I realize how **** lucky I am to be fully intact today.

I know how **** serious this sport is, and NEVER for ONCE ever take it for granted. Don't you dare! Don't you dare take a fence for granted and those courses and fences DEMAND the respect that they deserve.

The terrain demands the respect as well - but if you want to go out and school CC without educated eyes on the ground, by all means, it is your neck, not mine.

But you're right, it is the person's perrogative and choice. I choose to not go out on a CC course without educated eyes standing by me and working with me one on one, and it is other's choice to go out without.

Fine by me. Not my horse, not my neck, not my choice.

But do not, encourage others to do the same.

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post #85 of 98 Old 11-16-2009, 07:24 PM
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Fine by me. Not my horse, not my neck, not my choice.

But do not, encourage others to do the same.
I totally understand what you're getting at, I really do, I just don't think people who can't always have trainers should not be able to do something they love, but its just my opinion. I could be totally wrong, but it seems like if you're going to have some freak accident your trainer isnt going to be able to save you. I do, however, completly agree they can fix your mistakes so you don't have as many mistakes/accidents, because I know for a fact in some (well most, ok, almost all) situations I would die without my coach, I just think people who are capable should be able to do at least some things.
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post #86 of 98 Old 11-16-2009, 07:41 PM
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First of all, you need to get on the cross country course. You can't just do showjumping and call it good then go to a competition. Cross Country is the most dangerous and to me- the most important of the three phases. I personally have a dressage trainer and a jumping trainer. But it isn't really necessary if you are just having fun and/or your instructor is an actual event trainer.

You won't find a 3 day event in the US until training level (which is like 3 foot 3 inches) and I believe it's the same for Australia just different level names. So, two day events and one day events are the only options.

One day events are usually cheaper.... way cheaper. And they are a real test of the horse's fitness. I think they are harder than two day events because you do everything in one day, as opposed to getting a break between cross country and showjumping.

Anyway, if you have any other questions feel free to ask. But that's all I can think of off the top of my head as far as basics.

Good luck!


I said that she should just do some Pony Club comps first! Like you said you can't get on a SJ course and think you are ready to go Eventing in a ODE, the XC course is like a MINIMUM of 2kms and there are some people that just go so fast, and they race past you shouting RIDER COMING THROUGH!!!! And with Chinga beeing a OTTB, I think he might want to race the other horse that is fly past. Some of the jumps are actually quite weird looking and if the horse refuses more than 3 times you walk of course, and that is for XC and SJ. If you get eliminated in 1 event you can not do the rest!!! I think A Hunter Trial would be good to do first, but go to Mt Gravvat maddie and wlak through their course, he might get scared of the house jump though!!!

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post #87 of 98 Old 11-16-2009, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Zoe, as I've already said to you, what happens with my eventing is not my dissison, they belong to my instructor. As she knows what she is doing. If anyone has a problem with that, get over it. She trained me, I trained my horse in her ways. So she knows what we can/can't do. Chinga is an OTTB, the most carefree one ever. We race people all the time, has he ever bolted . .. . Nope. His tried to get ahead of himself but a simple reminder has pulled him back.

And yes someone will say, but there are jumps and more room. And? I trust my horse/insturctor and I know my instructor wouldn't offer me the chance to compete unless she thought I was ready.

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post #88 of 98 Old 11-16-2009, 08:06 PM
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really? So one poster says she doesn't ride with a trainer and gets a "haha, lets remember our youth". Another, who from all her posts seems an educated, safe, excellent rider gets a "wow, you are going to die without a trainer!" hypocrisy much?
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very much agreed, was going to post the same thing.
Why totally attack one person for not having a trainer and call her an unsafe rider who doesnt care about her horse, then laugh with and buddy up to a another person in the same trainer (or lack there of) situation.
If you're going to constantly preach about something, attempt to convert the masses not just one member (not that I agree with attacking people when they have always been safe and educated.) jmho.
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post #89 of 98 Old 11-16-2009, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Everyone screws up guys, and wasn't this thread about getting into eventing?

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post #90 of 98 Old 11-16-2009, 09:15 PM
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some people on here enjoy starting fights.........
And I agree with MIE- your horse, your lives, your bones. I know that I'm doing what's best for my horse and myself.

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