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    10-14-2010, 10:16 AM
  #11
Trained
Many Eventers practice at home using Minute Markers to gage their speed so that when they are on course at a comp, they don't have to rely so much on their watches, when instead they can go back to their horses speed on course, to decipher who fast or how slow they are going.

The reason this is done, is so that Eventers stop riding their watches, and start riding their horses on course, to help prevent rotaional falls that occur so often.

So, yes - MPM is a very well known and common abbreviation used amongst Eventers. When a Coach or an HT Offical says "your course is 450 MPM", an Eventer SHOULD know what that means! If they don't, they need to go home and set up a long gallop stretch with minute markers to work on it, so it becomes second nature.
     
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    10-14-2010, 11:49 AM
  #12
Green Broke
Yup, my coach spends full lessons on galloping in speed. If you event, you should be able to ride your speed and know what mpm means
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    10-14-2010, 12:06 PM
  #13
Weanling
Wow... great Post. Hadn't seen this one yet. So bummed I didn't get to go down.
     
    10-14-2010, 01:49 PM
  #14
Showing
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Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
No. 600. Meters. Per. Minute. It's how every xc is mesured. Bn goes at 350, novice at 375-400, training at 400-450, prelim at 400-475, most intermidates run at 550 and advanced/four star usually runs 575-600 meters per minute. That's how you get your minute markers.
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That reminds me a true story when I believe americans tried to send the space ship with certain devices produced in Europe and it just didn't work (I may be wrong and it could be other way around). Because the metric systems were different!
     
    10-14-2010, 02:34 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Im pretty sure every event uses mpm..... iternational ones do
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    10-14-2010, 07:11 PM
  #16
Started
This guy does helmet cams all the time - there are several of them on youtube. I love the way he yells after fences.
     
    10-14-2010, 08:40 PM
  #17
Yearling
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Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
Im pretty sure every event uses mpm..... iternational ones do
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I've never seen an event that doesn't use meters per minute as the measurement. O_o
     
    10-14-2010, 09:26 PM
  #18
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Originally Posted by haleylvsshammy    
That's soo cool! Man, they take that tack off fast!

Tack off really fast and ice water on the horse even faster. On hot days, we used to give ice enemas. YUCK!! You have precious little time to help your horse recover in the vet box. If they fail to recover in a short time, they can be spun out of the competition. It can be really tense.

In the old days, that I remember so well, you had to jump off, take the saddle and pad off and go sit on a scale at the finish line. All competitors were required to weigh a MINIMUM of 165 pounds. Due to my size and weight, I had to ride in a weight pad with lead bars in specially made pockets. It was an effort to even the odds between big men and lighter women. Those weight pads were a real pain. I could lose several pounds on an XC run and I have had to resort to the emergency of having to grab the bridle to make the weight. That was allowed, but severely discouraged.

Glad that is no longer done!!
     
    10-14-2010, 11:28 PM
  #19
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Strange    
I've never seen an event that doesn't use meters per minute as the measurement. O_o
neither have I... which is why I find it strange people don't know more about it
     
    10-15-2010, 07:48 AM
  #20
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Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
neither have I... which is why I find it strange people don't know more about it
Well, actually not EVERYONE is eventer (and some don't even ride English). It's totally impossible to know everything in world, especially if it's out of your scope of knowledge.
     

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