Originally Posted by AfterParty
I am in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
We do have eventing clinics here but they are quite far away. The lady will be coming to our barn in the spring however I'd love to work on somethings now:)
Just wondering exercises and things to do to get myself and my mare started.
these arent specific exercises but here is a link to the canada dressage tests( you will have to do one as the first phase) The first two are for the level you will most likely start out( forgive me if im wrong since they are different names then what the US calls them but by the looks of it, they are for BN aka 2'6 jumps for the later phases) Downloads | National Dressage Tests | Eventing (top level) | English
If you have trouble understanding how to ride this, try ad find someone in the area who knows eventing dressage-or even just dressage to have them explain it
For show jumping, (the second phase) you should work on gymnastics with your horse in a closed arena. Get used to also jumping roughly a nine jump course at 2'6. (unless you plan on doing the next level up for some reason)
For cross country(the last and in my opinion the best phase!), take your horse out in the open and get comfortable with cantering and jumping in the open, this is important since you want to be able to let your horse go but still know you will have ultimate control.