I entered to compete in a one day event that runs in 2 weeks time, but due to unforeseen circumstances I may be unable to ride my horse much this week and she has already had nearly 3 off.
Before her rest she was pretty fit, out and competing and in light work for the 6 months I'd had her. She's a 10 year old, 15hh Appaloosa Crossbred mare. She runs in a large paddock, gets and stays fit really well, and I have no doubt she would do it for me, but is it fair to expect that of her? I never was riding to win, more as experience as both of us have done **** all cross country, but is this a bit too far?
I should be able to ride her a few times this week, then have the whole lead up week with her with plenty of good hills and a great cross country course I can go for a ride on (if it stops raining).
I don't know, what would you do? Should I go and just take it really easy? Mind you, that's far easier said than done on my mare, she loves jumping. Or should I just scratch?
Oh and I should add there is no dressage phase either. And it's very low level, 50-60cm jumps when we compete above 80cm when show jumping.
Thanks in advance for any answers by the way, and yes I'm a newwwbie!