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post #1 of 6 Old 04-06-2012, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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im just so ADD

haha, how do all you eventers do it? im from a hunter barn and all we had to worry about was hunters! now im at a new barn with my first horse and im training:
-dressage(for eventing)
-cross-country(for eventing)
-stadium(for eventing)
-derby(for hunting/fun)
-foxhunting(for foxhunting)

i seem to go through phases(: last month i was in a stadium phase, and worked on courses and turns...this month i seem to be in a dressage phase/cross-country, mostly because things have FINALLY began to "click" with my horse and being on the bit and supple and its like hes sitting in my lap just waiting for cues ( <3 ) and cross-country because its too nice to go inside and its HUTNER PACE CIRCUT TIME!

so, this was just to blow off steam, and if anyone has a riding plan for what days they do what or how they decide what to do(:

my plan has just been how much work we need in each disipline/what we're in the mood for that day(im VERY happy to say that today he actually seemed to ENJOY dressage:)

alright, ice cream to those who actually could stand this blabbering
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-06-2012, 09:39 PM
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You have a perfect personality for eventing. Why do you think some of us like it? It's never the same thing twice and we get to practice 3 different things!
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-07-2012, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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haha, good to know im not crazy(:
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-13-2012, 01:57 AM
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I'm a die hard Dressage/Event rider, but I like to stay well-rounded in all disciplines and change it up for my horse. I (usually) school dressage tests/movements probably 2 times a week, ride bareback & play around with friends 2 a week, ride out in our wooded xc pasture 1 a week, and usually give 1 day off. I usually only jump every other week because my horse is VERY confident over fences. No matter what I am doing, however, whether it be over fences, bareback, or up & down hill work, I ALWAYS work on keeping my horse round & using his hind end, just so he stays in the habit consistently, and keeps those muscles in the top line in shape!

I have never had a problem with trying different disciplines on the same horse. As long as you consistently apply techniques from your leading discipline so as not to confuse them with what you want, there shouldn't be a problem with changing it up! It's great for keeping them focused and interested in their job :)
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-15-2012, 10:16 PM
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We spend most of our time on dressage... it's our weak spot. I typically ride 6 days a week. 3 days are strictly dressage (and a cooling trailride if the weather is cooperating), 2 days spent working in the field cantering and galloping and the other day is usually a trailride, jumping or XC school. Primo is pretty solid over fences so I don't need to school them often. Balance work and being comfortable going faster than the speed of a snail takes up most of our time.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-15-2012, 10:30 PM
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You are amazingly flexible. I"m jealous! I've done only Poles and Barrels all my life and I don't do much else.

On the other hand though, I don't consider that ADD though.
[Coming from someone who actually has ADD]
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