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post #11 of 28 Old 08-04-2009, 05:06 PM
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No problem, I just thought tires would be the simpler of the lot. I have pics of roll tops, ski ramps, coups, brush jumps - so if you need visualization, let me know.

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The ones that DraftEventer posted

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MIE, if you had a green horse, and only the opportunity to build 3 types to expose him to, which would a newbie eventer most likely encounter? I'm thinking brush, coop and pile of logs, but am not sure.
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Ok, I am thinking back to my beginning days of Eventing. The most common fences are large logs, tires and small coups, small brush fences.

I would definitely do a brush - here is a brush fence to get an idea:





You can make it even more simpler than that.

Take a pole, like a stadium pole - or a narrow tree trunk. Put posts into the ground at the length of the pole, tie the pole and make it secure with rope and a CC fence knot. Then you can use fake plants and nail them to each side of the pole to mimic a brush fence. Or staple gun it.


Voila.

Ok, here are basic CC Beginner Novice fences for you to take a look at:



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I would definitely get some barrels and use those, either lying on their side or cut in half and put beside eachother. Also, at EVERY level down here, even the little Green as Grass(Intro) levels there is a ski ramp or coop.

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Thanks for the pics MIE! That helps a lot. I'm thinking definitely a coop and a brush jump. I'm pretty good with tools, so the coop should be fun to make. Boy the one I'd be most concerned about are the steps. I'm not sure my goofball would jump it or just run up them stair style! Hope I don't run into that one anytime soon.
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Have any idea what the other one you are going to do?

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lol, that one is called Stair Way To Heaven. You should see the Novice and Training one's! LOL! The Training has it as a combo, 4 stride at max Training heights. That one is a doozy!

The key factor is riding solid to each fence. Solid deep seat, legs wrapped around girth, tall upper body, contact, looking up and beyond.

If I look at the fence, so does Nelson - which results in errors.

What you can do instead of the staircase, is make a ski ramp - very simple. Here is Nelson and I doing the Training Level Ramp, same idea, just much smaller:





If you look to the far left of the T jump, you can see the N, and right inbetween is the BN, toppled over - lol.


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Have any idea what the other one you are going to do?
The ramp looks a bit like the coop, so the coop probably covers both of those. For the last one, maybe something like you said. Barrels cut in half, maybe with some of that fake green grass over them. Either that or a simple log ramped oxer. We're just doing small stuff until I get my legs and position back. I'll have to look at some of those books and see if anything else jumps out at me.

We're gearing up for hunter pace season, so we want to be ready. My partner and I will be riding fast and taking names!!
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Hunter Paces are the best! Have a blast and make sure you get me lots of pictures! I have one coming up this month - I think...I have to go look on the website...

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