Ok so eventing always looked way too daunting and scary for me but then I started read all your guys experiences (and saw MIE's amazingly pretty ribbons! XD ) and now.. I want to event!! So yes I think I may have just come over to the dark side :/ haha now I have a 14.2 9 yeard old new forest, he is extremely green as in not schooled at alll so I have TONS of work to do there but I knew that when I got him anyway, I'm looking to do low level eventing as obviously Rascal is only 14.2 haha so yeah I don't know how high he can jump but he jumped a 4 ft field fence from a complete standstill with only a very minor scratch. I am going to aim for us to do our first fun one day event at a local show it's on september 4th this year and has an easy walk trot dressage test and 1ft 6' show jumping and cross country keeping it small as it will be his first show so do you think this is a good idea and do you think he would be ableto even? I'll post a pic of him (NOTE: he is very unfit here as he was out of work for 6 months this was a week after I got him so has tons of muscle wasteage and is quite porky! He was also cut at 5 as he had a son so that's why he has such a thick neck I think) my friend whos mum is a top eventing instructor over here said she thinks he'll be able to do some low level stuff as he's quite energetic anf forward going and also just a tad spooky which is apparntly what you need for an eventer :S haha so yes sorry for the long post :P
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