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        10-01-2010, 08:32 AM
    Just starting any tips ??

    Hey there ,

    I just starting cross-country! :) Like Im just sarting my dressage basic a real newby xD lol
    Anyways I was hoping anyone can give me some tips on pretty much anything that you think a beginner should know.

    Thanks :)
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        10-01-2010, 05:35 PM
    Green Broke
    Don't fall.
        10-01-2010, 05:42 PM
    Don't fall, trust your instincts
        10-01-2010, 05:44 PM
    Green Broke
    I honestly have some tips for you, but I'd rathe type on my computer when I get home :)
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        10-01-2010, 08:38 PM
    I highly encourage you to find a coach who is very capeable of coaching you. One who rides the sport, trains in the sport and who competes in the sport. You want a coach who is up to their ears in the sport, not just one who dabbles periodically, or who used to event - one that does it now.

    Also ensure that the coach you choose is above you in levels. This is a dangerous sport and a sport to not take lightly. Make sure whomever you choose, has your best interests, safety, education at heart.

    Have fun and stay safe
        10-01-2010, 09:26 PM
    Everything MIEventer just said. The only reason I advanced so quickly through the eventing levels is because I had a trainer that was doing everything literally by my side. I couldn't have been as successful as I was without her.

    An actual riding tip- perfect your lower leg. That will be what saves you, especially during cross country.
        10-01-2010, 09:36 PM
    Green Broke
    I agree with everything that has been said :) great advice!

    *Don't write dressage off. Dressage is the key to both jumping phases.

    *Don't worry about time on XC the first couple times out and make sure you can ride the pace without a watch. Set up cones 325, 350, and 375 meters apart and be able to ride from one to the other in a minute (how XC is mesured, MPM)

    *Do A BUNCH of work in a proper two point to help you, you'll have to hold it for 5-6 minutes on the XC!
        10-02-2010, 05:19 PM
    Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
    Don't fall.
    Pretty much sums it up.

    Haha, no, pretty much everything MIE said and from Stormy's other post! But try not to fall either... it'll make a better impression. ;)
        10-03-2010, 06:50 PM
    Green Broke
    You know... haven't been living what I preach lately, lol! I've fallen like twice in the past month. :P
        10-03-2010, 08:58 PM
    Thanks you guys and yes my coach is competing in XC and is alot higher then my level :P lol OMG I can't wait to get started!!!! Im so exacited xD !!!
    Btw love the tip about not falling off ;)

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