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  • When am i ready for cross country jumping

 
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    04-15-2009, 12:19 PM
  #11
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
MIEventer, I have a CC question for you. I did my first hunter pace last fall and had a blast. We took all of the smaller jumps without incident. I mentioned to an eventing trainer there that I would like to try beginner novice next year. She asked me if I was schooling at 3'. If the maximum height for BN is 2'6", then why would I need to schooling at 3'? The show I'm aiming for is a schooling show if that makes any difference.
I've never shown over 2'3'' and I've schooled 2'9''. When you measure in nerves, unfamiliar jumps, and an energetic horse, plus all the distractions, it turns out that even with the jumps lower you are still challenged. XD
     
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    04-16-2009, 10:16 PM
  #12
Green Broke
MIEventer, you have seriously offended me, that was just down right mean and uncalled for. I train with a certified coach, ride a horse trained in eventing and take it very seriously. I am only doing a RBN at a schooling event, and was just asking how to make sure Blue won't be to spooked. It is our first time out in a few years because we spent time training, and I was focused on my Figure Skating and school work at the time. I was going to school on a CC course a few weeks ago, but it was to wet, and we couldn't. And I really don't think you can tell me I'm not ready because if my CERTIFIED trainer says I am, I am.
     
    04-16-2009, 10:21 PM
  #13
Trained
Some trainers are known for putting their students up for more than they are ready for. If you are not already going over such jumps and need help making them yourself, then of course people are going to ask questions. MIEventer didnt post that to offend you, she posted that because eventing is a dangerous sport.


People aren't always out to get you and concern may not translate well over text
     
    04-16-2009, 10:23 PM
  #14
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
MIEventer, you have seriously offended me, that was just down right mean and uncalled for. I train with a certified coach, ride a horse trained in eventing and take it very seriously. I am only doing a RBN at a schooling event, and was just asking how to make sure Blue won't be to spooked. It is our first time out in a few years because we spent time training, and I was focused on my Figure Skating and school work at the time. I was going to school on a CC course a few weeks ago, but it was to wet, and we couldn't. And I really don't think you can tell me I'm not ready because if my CERTIFIED trainer says I am, I am.
MIEventer wasnt being offensive...whatsoever. She and many others (including me) take this sport very seriously. Safety is always an issue and she was just trying to make sure that you were being a safe rider and had an instructor to help you with this. She never said you werent ready... she was making the statement that without preperation, perserverance, and a place to practice with an experienced coach you shouldnt be doing cross country. But since you are... she is still making sure you are prepared and dedicated to the sport.
     
    04-16-2009, 10:24 PM
  #15
Trained
Or, just what she said ^ lol
     
    04-16-2009, 10:30 PM
  #16
Banned
Quote:
Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
MIEventer, you have seriously offended me, that was just down right mean and uncalled for. I train with a certified coach, ride a horse trained in eventing and take it very seriously. I am only doing a RBN at a schooling event, and was just asking how to make sure Blue won't be to spooked. It is our first time out in a few years because we spent time training, and I was focused on my Figure Skating and school work at the time. I was going to school on a CC course a few weeks ago, but it was to wet, and we couldn't. And I really don't think you can tell me I'm not ready because if my CERTIFIED trainer says I am, I am.
I am surprised you didn't say you have a certified coach which you could have stated after she asked you a few days ago. There was nothing offensive in her post and before you go accusing people (I remember I was the recipient of one of your ..."she was offensive comments" because I was truthful) just remember that replies are based on information YOU supply.
     
    04-16-2009, 10:49 PM
  #17
Green Broke
I'm sorry guys, I am uber tired, school, horses, voulenteer work, and life in general are killing me! I have a HUGE paper due next monday, a project due Thursday, and another due in a few weeks, and then I have about at minimum 2 hours of work to do when I get home at 4, so I just can't put words into sentances right now. And I DO take this sport seriously, because I care about, because I am studying vetrinary medicene, which is the feild I hope to go into, so I know about the dangours
     
    04-16-2009, 10:51 PM
  #18
Trained
Well then you understand the concern of the posters :)
     
    04-17-2009, 05:33 PM
  #19
Foal
I'd lunge him over jumps like that if you are unsure of how he'll react and desensitize him to it without bringing down YOUR confidence if he bolts/bucks/rears/stops/etc. That way, he'll know how to handle it before you get on and you can give him the confidence he needs with you on his back that you otherwise might not of had if he had refused it.
     
    04-19-2009, 10:10 AM
  #20
Weanling
I don't know what level you are doing but I assume it will be at a low level since its your first one. At Beginner Novice level (2'6") there may or may not be a very small bank or ditch and if there is water, there may be an option. Around here, levels below beginner novice are called tadpole and amoeba, there different everywhere. But tadpole is usually cross rails or small verticles for stadium and XC wont be bigger than about 2 foot. I have done a few tadpole courses on my green horse before and there has never been a ditch or bank and there was always an option at the water. If you do anything below BN im sure it will be like this too. Also, most horses find cross country jumps alot better as they are natural and you don't have to worry about scary flowers or brightly painted jumps. If you can canter out in an open field over a log or other natural log I am sure you will do fine.
     

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