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    10-09-2009, 10:49 PM
Green Broke
Yeah stadium doesn't freak me out nearly as much as XC does!!
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    10-09-2009, 10:54 PM
Point me at a Training XC Fence and I'll do it hooting and hollering. Point me at a Training Stadium Fence, and I'll cry.

I can do a 3'3" Table Top no problem - but stadium....nu uh.
    10-10-2009, 09:42 AM
Green Broke
Really? Wow you must LOVE xc!! I think my fears stem from Sandie's inexperience with xc as well as my own. We school stadium all the time at home, but don't get to be out on the xc course much at all so when we do, it tends to intimidate both of us...she's unsure of the jumps in the first place and then I expect her to be so it just compounds the issue!
    10-10-2009, 10:28 AM
When you get into sanctioned events, you'll see skullcaps more. My friend actually has one because one of our friends at the barn told us that it is a lot safer to have a brim that is flexible- on a skullcap, there is a helmet cover with a flexible brim. It's safer because if you land face first, then the brim won't smash into your face or make a big impact on the helmet hitting your face. I would personally get a skullcap for your own safety, even though I thought they were ugly at first, but I grew out of that. Just like everyone said, get the best you can afford!
    10-10-2009, 11:56 AM
really? Wow you must LOVE xc!! I think my fears stem from Sandie's inexperience with xc as well as my own. We school stadium all the time at home, but don't get to be out on the xc course much at all so when we do, it tends to intimidate both of us...she's unsure of the jumps in the first place and then I expect her to be so it just compounds the issue!
I grew up on 40 acres of land back home in British Columbia.

I was doing Cross Country before I even knew what Cross Country was. I was out jumping anything jumpable, and even things you would scratch your head at and wonder if it was jumpable.

So I grew up jumping natural obsticles without flinching. Then when I joined Pony Club, that was when I was introduced to those unnatural obsticles. Those open, spacey, unnatural, obnoxious fences that say to me "I'm going to eat you if you come close to me".

I am fine when I start out small and increase to the height I am compeating at, and then I have to do it all the time to be comfortable with it. But if I take any time off away from jumping stadium, I have to start all over again for my confidence and comfort zone.

I am at my natural, and comfortable out on a CC course, out on a Fox Hunt Run.
    10-10-2009, 05:56 PM
Green Broke
See, Stadium fences fall down. Geof has really helped my XC confidence though! I'm not nearly as scated as I was!!!!
    10-16-2009, 03:18 PM
Originally Posted by eventerwannabe    
Thank you for correcting me! (:
I just realized, thanks to this post, that all of the local shows are effed up and are saying BN is 18". LOL! I will be doing 3'ish for show jumping and 1st level dressage. For XC im going to stick to the small stuff, if I even get into eventing.
18" is Entry level, I did a couple of those events a few years ago on my trainer's colt when we were getting him used to the "show scene".
    10-17-2009, 04:34 PM
Green Broke
They are called green as grass around here. They are very friendly and inviting, just as a starter course(usually, sometimes they make them a little tough)
    11-05-2009, 07:59 PM
Originally Posted by Barry Godden    
Budding Eventer

Whatever you do, to go eventing in, buy the most expensive riding hat you can afford You can't tell if it is safe until you've landed on it - then you should immediately go out and buy another.

Whilst you are at it, buy a body guard at the same time. Make sure it covers your spine right down to the sacrum. Arms & legs repair - usually - spine don't repair so readily.

As for looks, well, smile when you are wearing it. Buy a pretty cover.

You ask for someone to tell you about the cheapest but maybe he/she is still lying in the hospital.

Please don't buy a riding hat because it is the cheapest.
Ask your aunt, uncle, mum, dad, brother, sister, friend female, friend male, indeed anyone else who obviously has money, to make a contribution towards your riding hat. Beg - do good deeds - earn some dosh. It won't cost so much then.


Barry G

Thank you Barry!!

If you go buy a $50 helmet you will have to go and get a new one the first time you fall and hit your head- because it wont be safe if and when you fall again. Even more so going cross country you are going to fall much harder than you will doing dressage- its just how it is. You need to save some money and get a better helmet so that you don't have to spend another $50 every time you fall and hit your head. Go and buy a helmet that is made for eventing- a skull caps are made for eventing and racing so they have more protection. You can buy one from Charles Owen for $135 bucks, and really that isnt that much for protecting your noggin. Go get a body protector too, but it wont work if it does fit correctly. Better safe than sorry.
    11-05-2009, 08:11 PM
18" here in MT is called Smurf, haha. Anyways I love cross country- a lot more than stadium. I am with you on this one MIEventer , XD

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