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        02-14-2009, 10:16 AM
      #21
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by morganshow11    
    the good thing about my trails is that, it has buches of, ledges, ditches, creeks, logs, and all that stuff. So when spring comes imma ride all the time in the trails to get him ready.
    good idea! To help his stamina(and yours) do trot sets. Ten minutes of trotting(try to do parts of it in jumping position) and 5 minutes of walk, repeat. It is a great exersice! You could also do canter sets if you like.
         
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        02-14-2009, 10:46 AM
      #22
    Trained
    I'll have the pages copied later today.

    Are training levels for Cross country lower than 2'6"?
         
        02-14-2009, 11:11 AM
      #23
    Yearling
    You might be able to find some competitions too where they do Combined training schooling shows. You do X-country and stadium OR X-country and dressage but not all 3 phases. We also have places around here in CA where they have some intro levels which are like walk-trot dressage tests and 12" jumps with no water, banks, etc., just very straight forward, easy logs and such. It's a good place to start when you are just beginning. My kids love them and it really builds confidence. Goodluck to you. Cross country is a blast!!
         
        02-14-2009, 11:59 AM
      #24
    Green Broke
    Well, yes there are shows like that, but they arn't USEA regonized, therfor harder to find. And combined training events are Dressage and Stadium. No XC, at least not here.
         
        02-14-2009, 03:16 PM
      #25
    Banned
    Ok, I will try what you said, StormyBlues! Thank you danastark.
         
        02-14-2009, 03:59 PM
      #26
    Trained
    I forgot to bring the magazine. I'll remember it for tomorrow!
         
        02-14-2009, 04:04 PM
      #27
    Banned
    Lol, ok!
         
        02-15-2009, 10:55 AM
      #28
    Trained
    The first thing you need to do - is find a Quallified, Experienced Eventing Coach to work with you. This is not a sport to just venture into, without proper education, training and conditioning.

    This is a sport that demands respect - 100%. These fences do not come down, you do - that is why it is very important that you train with an experienced grounds person, before you even consider entering an event.

    If you cannot ride a stadium fence cleanly, smoothly, rhythmically, functionally with solid form - you have no business going over a cc fence.

    You have to learn how to ride the terrain. The terrain is not the same as the terrain in an arena.

    You have to learn how to approach a CC fence - for it is not the same as you would a Stadium.

    You have to have a solid, courageous, reliable mount under you - you have to give your horse the necessary training to be fair to him/her.

    You have to have an exceptable conditioned level for both you and your horse.

    As much as I LOVE to hear about new comers, venturing into the sport I have such passion for - do not forget that you are not only representing yourself, your horse, your coach - but you are represnting all those who take this sport seriously, through thorough training and conditioning and preperation.

    Also all the spectators.

    This is not a sport to venture into without thorough preperation - knowledge, trianing, physcial. Therefore, give it the respect it demands and deserves.

    There have been far too many accidents in the season of 08' and I'd hate to see that repeat in 09' - be prepared.

    Equipment:

    The most important is a Certified, Approved Vest. A vest that has the mark of approval through ASTM and SEI. Must be minimally Beta Level 3 for the appropraite level of protection.

    Any vest that is not certified, approved - don't wear it, don't buy it. They do not offer the level of protection needed.

    Of course - you know the rest of needed equipment. :) :)

    Proper leg protection for your horse, but of course :)

    Represent, Educate, Prepare, and train accordingly and most important - Respest.

    All of this, you will learn under a Quallified, Experienced Eventing Coach. :) :)

    I wish you all the best.

    Be safe, be educated, be prepared and have fun.
         
        02-15-2009, 01:24 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
    You hit the nail on the head right there! As for a coach, you can find a list of them in your area on useventing.com
         
        02-16-2009, 01:41 PM
      #30
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MIEventer    
    The first thing you need to do - is find a Quallified, Experienced Eventing Coach to work with you. This is not a sport to just venture into, without proper education, training and conditioning.

    This is a sport that demands respect - 100%. These fences do not come down, you do - that is why it is very important that you train with an experienced grounds person, before you even consider entering an event.

    If you cannot ride a stadium fence cleanly, smoothly, rhythmically, functionally with solid form - you have no business going over a cc fence.

    You have to learn how to ride the terrain. The terrain is not the same as the terrain in an arena.

    You have to learn how to approach a CC fence - for it is not the same as you would a Stadium.

    You have to have a solid, courageous, reliable mount under you - you have to give your horse the necessary training to be fair to him/her.

    You have to have an exceptable conditioned level for both you and your horse.

    As much as I LOVE to hear about new comers, venturing into the sport I have such passion for - do not forget that you are not only representing yourself, your horse, your coach - but you are represnting all those who take this sport seriously, through thorough training and conditioning and preperation.

    Also all the spectators.

    This is not a sport to venture into without thorough preperation - knowledge, trianing, physcial. Therefore, give it the respect it demands and deserves.

    There have been far too many accidents in the season of 08' and I'd hate to see that repeat in 09' - be prepared.

    Equipment:

    The most important is a Certified, Approved Vest. A vest that has the mark of approval through ASTM and SEI. Must be minimally Beta Level 3 for the appropraite level of protection.

    Any vest that is not certified, approved - don't wear it, don't buy it. They do not offer the level of protection needed.

    Of course - you know the rest of needed equipment. :) :)

    Proper leg protection for your horse, but of course :)

    Represent, Educate, Prepare, and train accordingly and most important - Respest.

    All of this, you will learn under a Quallified, Experienced Eventing Coach. :) :)

    I wish you all the best.

    Be safe, be educated, be prepared and have fun.
    well seeeddddddddddddd
         

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