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post #21 of 28 Old 08-04-2009, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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I did my first ones ever last year. I was so nervous my first time, but ended up having a blast. My horse had so much fun. He did 10 miles cantering and barely broke a sweat. He kept doing that blowing out thing which for him basically means he's proud of himself. There were quite a few weird things out there including a jump with dragon heads and he didn't miss a beat. I wish I could get pics, but short of mounting a camera to my helmet, I doubt that will be possible. We'll take the one of us holding our blue ribbons!
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post #22 of 28 Old 08-04-2009, 09:50 PM
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Ah, lack of camera - totally with you on that one. My barn is so small, there is myself and 2 other boarders....no one there to take pictures. It sucks.

I bring my camera on hacks, but it is usually me behind the camera, so they end up pretty boring - lol - and at Hunter Paces, the only time there is a photographer, is at the fascillity itself, not out on the trails.

Here are pics of the last Hunter Pace I did:

My team and I:






We didnt win, we came in too fast. Darnit all.

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I made my partner promise not to try to second guess the pace this year. Last we had it dead on and she thought we were going too fast, so we walked for a little bit. Had we continued on our pace, we would have won.

Nice pics. Nelson looks like he's executing a dressage salute!
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Our team is HUGE! There's, Madison, Ann, Spencer, Haliegh, MD, Myself, Kristen, Gorgia, Jill, Shelby(really my trainer's daughter, not really on the team par say), and Liza. And gosh can we get crazy sometimes! I was the videographer at the last Trail's last year, and I think I will have my mom do it this year. No one is at the same place at the same time, so it's hard to get a picture of us all! :P

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They don't allow more than a team of 3 - it really is supposed to be only teams of 2.

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I made my partner promise not to try to second guess the pace this year. Last we had it dead on and she thought we were going too fast, so we walked for a little bit. Had we continued on our pace, we would have won.

Nice pics. Nelson looks like he's executing a dressage salute!
Well, that is exactly what we did. The rider the day before is notorious for riding high speeds, so we thought for sure the time would be short - so we hully gullied thinking we were going to come in on the time alloted..but guess what, she fooled us all!

She rode the trails soooo slow the day before, a team of older ladies on drafts won. LOL! They came in almost 2 hours......yeah..........who'da guessed?

Nelson LOVES to Fox Hunt and do Hunter Paces. Anything involving CC fences - he's game.

LOL, Nelson was hitting it up with the sexy Fresian mare right beside him. He was saying "hey hot stuff, wanna ride my way?"

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^ah I thought you were talking about your whole team

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There is no whole team - what in the world are you talking about? Hunter Paces only permit teams of 2, we were lucky to be permitted 3.


Anyways - back to topic.

MyBoyPuck, If you can make fences yourself, out of wood and a drill saw or whatever you call it - I would stick to making natural fences. If you think tires are tacky, I think barrels are too - unless they are the nice wooden one's. Metal one's or brght blue one's I would steer clear from, especially if you are on a green boob.

I would introduce him to loud things inside the arena - scarey things, and out in the open, I would work on allowing him to comfortably approach A-typical fences that you would find at a recognized USEA event, natural obsticles. You can place plastic flowers around or on your fences, etc,etc, etc, - but I would stick to nice, natural, traditonal fences.


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post #28 of 28 Old 08-05-2009, 01:33 PM
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^You said something about it being your whole team and barn or something. I don't know.

I agree with natural fences, but I WOULD get bright blue barrells and such to school over in the arena, because I have seen some pretty colorful fences out on courses!

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