XC Question
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

XC Question

This is a discussion on XC Question within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        09-22-2009, 11:53 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    XC Question

    This is probably a stupid question, but I don't ride XC, but I am wondering... how do you know the course? Do you walk it (seems like that would be a LONG walk). Do you have a course map? Are the jumps numbered?

    Curious to know how you figure out where you are supposed to go.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        09-23-2009, 12:09 AM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Nope you have a handy little spot right between the ears to put the gps! Ya just kiddin, you probably have a map to memorize
         
        09-23-2009, 12:13 AM
      #3
    Green Broke
    All 3 are correct. The event will give a course map and the jumps are numbered. The numbers are colored according to division. Beginner novice is yellow, novice is white, training is black, preliminary is green, intermediate is red, and advanced is blue. You are supposed to walk the course at leat three times generally so that you can physically map out turns and striding.
         
        09-23-2009, 12:34 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    Thanks for the replies.

    How long is a typical XC course? Do you get to walk it on horseback? Or do you have to walk it with your feet (I know, that sounds silly, LOL).
         
        09-23-2009, 12:48 AM
      #5
    Green Broke
    The horse is not allowed to see the course before riding it that weekend. If you show your horse the course you get eliminated. Beginner novice courses average about 16 jumps, novice is about 18, training is about 21, and so on. Advanced goes to almost 30. And those are only the numbered jumps. This number doesnt count the second, third, or fourth parts of a combination. If you were to count the number of efforts actually jumped, the number for beginner novice would go up to about 20
         
        09-23-2009, 12:52 AM
      #6
    Weanling
    What about distance? Is it miles you ride, or just through a field? Or does it vary. Seems like a pretty tough competition. I'm hoping to photograph a few events in the near future.
         
        09-23-2009, 01:05 AM
      #7
    Green Broke
    My experience with XC is that its in a big field that you navigate around. Its usually hilly and sometimes bushy so you can't just see all the jumps.

    I always walk the course - its annoying because you have to wear what you would be wearing on the course - so you can't do the walk in comfy sneakers, you have to wear you boots and helmet.

    The jumps are numbered and often there is a map, if not you can make your own. Generally its pretty easy though, at least at the lower levels, you can often see the next jump.
         
        09-23-2009, 01:17 AM
      #8
    Weanling
    Thanks for the info. Appreciate it!
         
        09-23-2009, 10:22 AM
      #9
    Yearling
    I Did Cross Country Competition And It Was Roughly 3kms Long Going Through Different Feilds And Woods:)

    Eventerdrew Is All Right Obviosly.(Her Name Eventer And The Pic Make It Obvious Jst So People don't Think im Being Smart:))
         
        09-23-2009, 04:36 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    They give you a map usually the day before the show and all the jumps are numbered. Also every level has its own color. The number for BN is yellow and white, Novice is black on white, Training is white on black and prelim is white on green so you know which number each jump is and which level. And yes you walk the course to know where your going. I usually walk it twice.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Another Bit Question.... Ne0n Zero Horse Tack and Equipment 2 02-01-2009 11:56 AM
    On the bit question rolf4life Horse Training 14 07-31-2008 08:01 AM
    Question! Flickergurl15 Horse Health 11 11-07-2007 10:37 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:08 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0