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        08-11-2009, 03:54 PM
    Well the great thing is you have a nice long video to go over your trainer with and learn from a great tool we didn't have much of when I was a kid, my dad had an old 8 mm but we never got taped riding darn it ....
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        08-11-2009, 03:54 PM
    Green Broke
    Looks like you had tons of fun and I'm glad Geoff was good to you... except for that little buck.

    But I would strongly caution you to stick to BN stuff right now. I can see too that your seat really isn't secure and that you are leaning to each fence (I did that for the longest time until my trainer, who is now overseas for 4 years, whipped me into shape) which is pretty dangerous, even over BN or N sized stuff. You should get him in front of your leg a little more, that way, you won't be tempted to lean and he gets the better approach.

    *side note- he is definitely not a schoolmaster. He is FAR from it.
        08-11-2009, 04:36 PM
    Green Broke
    Oh and btw... when I said BN stuff... I meant in an arena. I don't think you are ready to be going out on a XC course with this horse. He's big and powerful, and you are not used to him yet.

    2 foot to 2'3" gymnastic exercises will be good for you and for him. He is pretty on his forhand and you aren't getting him off of it, which in turn is making you lean.

    Just though I'd add that.
        08-11-2009, 04:38 PM
    Super Moderator
    I think you look like you had a lot of fun. Everybody has to start somewhere. Just pay attention to your trainer and keep your chin up. Looks like fun.
        08-11-2009, 04:54 PM
    Looks like fun!
        08-11-2009, 04:55 PM
    Where Eventerdrew is coming from, is the article Jim Wofford wrote in the Practicle Horseman Magazine where he discussed the high rate count of accidents that have been occuring on the CC course in Low Level Eventing.

    These fences don't play games. Period. He stressed that over and over and one of the things he discussed, amongst other important point factors - is that if you cannot ride a stadium fence solidily, you have no business going over a CC fence. And he also said that if a riders form is insecure over a CC fence they need to go back to the arena and work on solidifying their form over a Stadium Fence.

    We say this not to be mean but because we are concerned for your safety. I agree with Eventerdrew, you should be really focusing on solidifying your form before you even think about going over N fences - or you will get hurt.
        08-11-2009, 05:02 PM
    Guys, nowhere did she ask for critique. I think you guys need to review the rules for the jumping section, it says not to give critiques without being asked.
        08-11-2009, 05:06 PM
    No one is giving critiques - we are posting because she is a friend and a member of our forum and we are concerned. There is NOTHING wrong with reaching out our hands.

    Start reading my posts instead of skimming over them and you'll soon learn where I am coming from and why I am saying what I am saying.

    If you read what I said, you'd know that I said she should be proud of herself of what she and Geoffery got to do and that we all have to start somewhere and no one is perfect - but I am concerned for her safety.
        08-11-2009, 05:12 PM
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    I don't see anything wrong w/ posting helpful hints to videos and pix. Especially from people experienced in that particular field. It is a great way to learn things and to pick up tips.

    Jumping has never been my strong point. I am not one to naturally pick my spots, I rely heavily on the horse... Lucky for me Pistol (my hunt pony) is a natural when it comes to that. I don't like cross country jumps because they don't "break" when you come off or tap them, they are solid jumps that are permanent structures... Not my cup of tea!!!

    Good luck to all you eventers!
        08-11-2009, 05:35 PM
    Green Broke
    I would rather not be critizied by anyone EXCEPT my trainer if I don't ask for it. My trainer is the only one I trust for teaching me because I know her and she doesn't just type words on a screen. So unless I ask for it, don't critique my riding please.

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