My barn owner lets the state running xc teams compete at our barn, using our (horse) xc course because there are miles of trails on it. There are meets every year, including championships, and cars and busses park in our pastures.
So yesterday, there was a meet, and I came to the barn with my friend. The runners said they have never actually seen any horses actually doing anything, so we decided to ride while the meet was going on. We set up a jump course, and did half dressage riding and half jumping. It was really exciting to know that other people who weren't involved in the horse world got to see us ride, and personally, I was trying to show off!
We started with a little flat work to get the horses warmed up (obviously) with a little w/t/c. So then, we set up a course which was:
A bounce which was a cavaletti to a 2' jump, then to a 3' oxer, and last, a (long four or short five stride) line that had 3' jump to a 3'3" jump. We could only work with the poles and standards that we had in the ring at the time, because the rest were in the indoor. We kept doing the jumps individually and the course, but only enough that it was fair to the horses. And we ended with flatwork again! It was really fun :)
Last edited by EventingIsLovee; 11-09-2009 at 10:48 PM.