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.