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  • Mounted archery sf bay area

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    03-03-2013, 07:34 PM
Originally Posted by Horsequeen08    
It isn't a "line" riding like you'll see in videos, but it is an open range that anyone can shoot at and horses are allowed anywhere in the park, so I'm certinally going to be trying it soon enough! I've seen a video of Katie just riding her horse around a hale bale and shooting, so I figure this would be fine, haha. And 3 1/2 hours?! My goodness. Hope it was an amazing lesson for that drive!!!!
Still though, that's better than anything we have here.
Yeah, it was an awesome lesson from a 4th level FEI trainer. She's great, and also the closest dressage trainer period. Also, I got to ride a Friesian for my lesson. Haha. While I live in a fairly horsey community, it's not a very knowledge-rich horsey community, if you know what I mean.
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    03-15-2013, 08:42 PM
:( :( :( :( :(

..........the clinic in the SF bay area is cancelled :( Sigh. Back to square one!
    03-16-2013, 01:25 AM
Originally Posted by Horsequeen08    
:( :( :( :( :(

..........the clinic in the SF bay area is cancelled :( Sigh. Back to square one!
Bummer! Why?
    03-16-2013, 01:37 AM
Katie said that it is because the place that was hosting it can't secure the arena for the times she needed. It is tentatively scheduled for the summer, but we will see. I guess in the meantime I'll have to find a way to practice at home. :/
    03-17-2013, 01:13 PM
Gah! For real? So is that what she does the clinic in? Just an arena?
    03-17-2013, 01:26 PM
Idk but I'm pretty bummed. I was looking forward to it. I guess I'll just look at it as saving money though. Sigh. At least she was nice enough to email me back and let me know it wasn't going to happen. Maybe in the summer.
    03-20-2013, 06:18 PM
Yes! I asked my BO today how he felt about mounted archery and whether I could set up a target. We have this pasture with a really, really steep hill, like a wall almost, and I asked about setting up a track along the base of the hill and a target shooting into the hill. He was STOKED. He loved the idea. He was already planning on making a track like a loop around the pasture incorporating this area. Yes! So now, I just need to build a target! So, his idea was to set up a 3 legged stand and pound it unto the ground and hang a target on that. Any ideas? Where can I buy targets or how can I build one? I can just use a straw bale for now but I'd like something a little more permanent.
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    03-20-2013, 07:14 PM
Here's an article I thought was helpful for training a mounted archery horse
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    03-20-2013, 11:04 PM
Originally Posted by Tessa7707    

That looks absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing that photo it looks like it would such a blast.
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    03-21-2013, 12:48 PM
Oooo good article. I'm so excited to train my horse. I personally was going to set up hay and tack targets to it, as that's how I typically shoot on the ground. (We don't have "stand" targets that I can use. My coach does, but I don't think he'd be to keen on letting my poke holes in it with all my missed arrows, ahahah. Have you considered making your own as opposed to buying them? I'm not sure if it would save you money or not, as I've never looked into the cost of it, being is I have a place to shoot. Look at pics of the stands and see if you can make one. As to targets, again, you can make one depending on your arrows. Alot of the compound bow users bring stacked boxed (flat) taped together to shoot into because they can't shoot into hay. You could try making one that way, or using a combo of Styrofoam and cardboard, all things that can be bought at a local Michaels or hardward store. Or if you want "the real thing" (haha) try Lancaster Archery Supply: Archery Equipment, Archery Supplies & Archery Products that's where I buy ALL my archery stuff from.

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