I was an event rider for a few years when I was in my teens. I had a nasty rotational fall and busted my skull. So after that I quit eventing.
It's been about 16 years since my accident and I am more than ready to try it again. My current horse is a jumper. He's not terribly brave, but he is the type of horse that once he's seen it, and gotten over/through it, he's perfect after that.
So anyway, the weekend of the 24th is a relatively inexpensive clinic. I have decided that I am going to be brave and give it a go. My only real issue is that I'm super unclear about how this is going to work. I'm older now and I dislike being thrown much much more than I did when I was a kid. So my fear is how the heck I'm supposed to introduce my horse to the new stuff. I can't even get him to walk through a puddle in the breezeway, so I can hardly imagine galloping through the water on course!
I sort of want to just take it slow, and see how he feels. See if he will trot a couple things or if he slams on the breaks and gives me the finger about the whole idea. Haha! How do you folks introduce a greenie to this sort of thing?
This is where we're going by the way:
Copper Meadows Eventing