How do XC flags work? - The Horse Forum
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 05-01-2012, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 799
• Horses: 0
Question How do XC flags work?

I was just wondering, what do the flags at the sides of the cross country jumps mean/symbolize? Do they tell you where to go? I've seen them multiple times in some videos I've been watching, and I would eventually like to get into english and eventing. This seems like it would be a simple thing to know, but I can't find any articles or answers about it! Thanks, Almond Joy.

Intermediate Rider~Learning Equitation and English Pleasure~Interested in Eventing
A horse will tell you everything you need to know about him, if you listen.
-Winston Churchill
Almond Joy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 05-01-2012, 05:46 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
Red on right, white on left. (And insanity in the middle! )
equiniphile is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 05-01-2012, 06:54 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 16,315
• Horses: 0
RR

red on right.

Equine....TOO HILARIOUS!!
Allison Finch is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 05-01-2012, 07:04 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
I can't take credit for that one, I saw it on a tee shirt
equiniphile is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 05-01-2012, 07:05 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,689
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by equiniphile View Post
Red on right, white on left. (And insanity in the middle! )
Eventing Nation.......
mildot is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 05-02-2012, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 799
• Horses: 0
Haha, that's too funny equine! So, what is the purpose of them?

Intermediate Rider~Learning Equitation and English Pleasure~Interested in Eventing
A horse will tell you everything you need to know about him, if you listen.
-Winston Churchill
Almond Joy is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 05-02-2012, 07:02 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 5,733
• Horses: 4
They mark the border of the fence, allow the jump judge to see if the horse hasn't actually jumped the fence (but rather off the edge of it, the flags are designed to bend or break off below the level of the jump so it's highly visible if you hit them and they won't hurt you or your horse), and tell the rider which direction they're meant to jump the jump in.

Eventing and XC is GREAT fun!

A CLEAN SLATE FOR THE FUTURE
blue eyed pony is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 05-02-2012, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 799
• Horses: 0
So if there is a red one on the right, that would mean to go to the right?

Intermediate Rider~Learning Equitation and English Pleasure~Interested in Eventing
A horse will tell you everything you need to know about him, if you listen.
-Winston Churchill
Almond Joy is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 05-02-2012, 04:35 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
It's primarily to see what direction to go over the fence if there's a lot of sharp turns with jumps in every direction. You jump the fence with the red on your right side and the white on your left.
equiniphile is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 05-02-2012, 08:18 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,689
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Almond Joy View Post
So if there is a red one on the right, that would mean to go to the right?
They serve to remind you which direction to go over the jump. If you jump with the red flag on your left, you're probably going the wrong way.
Almond Joy likes this.
mildot is offline  
Reply

Tags
cross country , cross country flags , flags

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flags for flag race jethroish Western Riding 0 08-16-2011 04:50 PM
We just put a bid in on a house.. Any red flags for this land?? AmberPick Barn Maintenance 19 10-18-2010 04:02 PM
Running Flags IndianGirl Horse Talk 2 07-07-2010 03:04 PM
work, work, work! Poor pony :( justsambam08 Horse Pictures 6 04-18-2010 01:07 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome