Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Well, I can only help with the show jumping class but heres how they NORMALLY work. You go into the ring and salute the judge, and then blow the wistle, ring the bell, or make some other sound. Then you are cleared to pass the start flags and start your course.
We always walk our courses before we ride them, but I'm not sure if you'll get that chance or not. If not, look at the sheet that's posted and ride the course mentally in your mind. Then look at it in the ring and point out every jump in the order you will do them in and become farmilliar to where your start and finish flags are. Then try to watch some other people go, look at how the course is riding, how the footing is, and where some possible trouble spots could be. Then tell a friend, coach, parent, what have you, your course a couple of times! Good luck!
Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt