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    02-18-2009, 07:49 PM
  #11
Weanling
Oh
Thanks.
I am an active eventer, but I have never gone by areas. Sorry.

Anymore questions? On rules, penalties (not faults), tack, etc?
     
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    02-19-2009, 07:32 PM
  #12
Weanling
Anyone? ...
     
    02-19-2009, 10:32 PM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by MIEventer    
If you were on approach to a Trekhanner, coming down off of a slight decline. What kind of canter would you approach the Trekhanner in?
That's actually a great question that I'd like answered! In the fall I did a pipeopener and there was a coffin/ditch (I can't remember which one exactly, but you understand the concept) at the base of a considerably steep hill, (roughly between 30-40 degrees) and I felt so uncomfortable approaching it! I hate ditches and things in that family on LEVEL ground, so the downhill factor didn't add any fun for me. Jumping over a trekhanner I'm assuming would be similar, but with the added obstacle of the log which would mean that you're horse can't be flat over it which would be even more challenging! I just did a little bit of my own research and found you're supposed to do a "coffin canter" to jumps like these. How easy is that for a horse to go from a gallop to that, and does this take a reasonable amount of training to achieve?
     
    02-19-2009, 10:35 PM
  #14
Trained
I thought a Trekhaner was a breed...
Also, what is a coffin canter?
     
    02-19-2009, 10:48 PM
  #15
Foal
I've never tried to spell either forms before so I went off of MIeventer in my first post, but I'm pretty sure I have the pronunciations down. I think...

Trakehner; (we were spelling it "trekhanner") tra-cane-er, is the jump
Trekhaner; Track-aner is the breed

Educate yourself in the art of cross country jumps below!
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    02-19-2009, 10:50 PM
  #16
Trained
Oh! Thank you for that link!
I've always been interested in jumping, but my horse is no where near solid enough for it so I'm hoping I can learn off a schoolmaster somewhere.

So how do you train your horse to go over such crazy jumps? Do you have them at home?
     
    02-19-2009, 11:10 PM
  #17
Foal
No problem! And for the crazy jumps, I was lucky enough to do all my cross country with an ex-foxhunter, so I lucked out last season. Lena and I also had a great trust bond between us, (so important in my opinion for cross country) so anything I asked her to jump she'd try! I don't think foxhunting has water jumps and things like ditches, so we always had issues with those. My first time cross country schooling we were having a great day to start out and then tried the prelim ditch and that was er... interesting. After a lot of coaxing/encouraging we did it a few times, but be prepared for a lot of uncomfortable jumps is all I can say! This past month I just bought a baby OTTB that's green in every way possible, so I'll be experiencing the training aspect of cross country closer to the spring. Hopefully with the right training and experience we'll be doing novice by the end of the season.

As for practicing before events, some barns have their own courses or mini ones to school on, but pretty much all farms that host events will have days that people are allowed to come and school on their course all day for a small fee. I've also done "pipeopeners" which is basically like structured cross country schooling. (IE, you go with a group and everyone can only jump the jump one time and when everyone's cleared it you move on).
     
    02-19-2009, 11:32 PM
  #18
Trained
That sounds really fun!
I'd love to event one day. The closes place that does them is like four hours away though, so no rush lol
     
    02-20-2009, 04:57 AM
  #19
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerplop    
I've never tried to spell either forms before so I went off of MIeventer in my first post, but I'm pretty sure I have the pronunciations down. I think...

Trakehner; (we were spelling it "trekhanner") tra-cane-er, is the jump
Trekhaner; Track-aner is the breed

Educate yourself in the art of cross country jumps below!
Cross Country Jump Manufacture | Bristol | Mobile Horse Jump Manufacturer | Maker

Both the breed and the obsticle originated in Prussia in a region called Trakehnen, and the correct spelling of BOTH is Trakehner.
     
    02-20-2009, 04:45 PM
  #20
Weanling
Whoa I missed a lot. Hang on and I will finish reading through the questions. Sorry for the late response. I have been sleeping since I got home from school and forgot to check here.
     

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