So I had the opportunity yesterday to ride in an XC clinic given by Mike Gallagher, president of Equine Canada. I was on a borrowed horse who I'd only ridden once before (on Friday, so 2 days before the clinic), and I hadn't known I was doing the clinic until Friday LOL.
Considering that for the past year, my main focus has been dressage with the occasional jumping lesson, I feel I did pretty well. I was on a strange horse, and have been very used to riding only my own for a while now. Diego, the horse I rode, is a 10 year old appendix. He spent the summer doing pre-training events and loves XC so is VERY forward.
We started with a warm up over fences in the ring.
Then we moved out into the field :)
All in all it was a fun and very informative day :). It was a nice change up from all the dressage, although I'm realizing I really don't have the guts to be a full time eventer.