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Hoofprints in the Sand 09-21-2009 09:36 PM

A friend and I jumping a cross country jump TOGETHER!

haha ok I know, it was a joke...made ya look though! ;-)

We really WERE jumping it together, just "sans cheveaux" that's all! :lol: (I'm on the right in white and look like I'm kung foo kicking or something lol)

This was us walking the course the day before our first hunter pace as a team (there were 3 of us) was fun and Sandie was being SO GOOD! I was very proud of her!

Where do we turn??

SCARY canoe jump!

Giant rock in the woods (which Sandie spooked at the day of the hunter pace LOL) :-)

Our team on the day of the pace, before we tacked up! (L to R -- me, my friends Gail & Joanne)

xLaurenOscarx 09-22-2009 08:25 AM

HaHa! My Frinds Like That! She Jumps EVERYTHIN On Her Feet! Shes Jumped 10 ft Wide(:O) And Think Up To 1.20m High! Lol

Pinto Pony 09-22-2009 09:18 AM

Haha awesome jumping style. My friend wants to do a hunter pace with me next year, did you write up about the hunter pace in another thread somewhere? i don't know much about them and would love to read your experience :D And hopefully see the horsie pics too!

Hoofprints in the Sand 09-22-2009 12:40 PM

Pinto Pony, they are SO much fun!! I didn't write about them in another thread or anything, and I don't really have any pics of them unfortunately. No photographer was at this one! There's another one next weekend though that I'm going to and hopefully they'll take pics!

Basically someone goes out the day before and rides the course at a "hunter's pace"...which means the pace you'd be riding if you were on a fox hunt and the hounds had picked up the scent of a fox (so cantering and trotting). They record the time as the "optimum time".

The day of the pace, people show up in teams of 2 or 3, and a lot of them match colors which is always fun! :-) They send you off 3 mins apart from each other, and they time your team...from the first team mate to cross the start line to the last team mate to cross the finish line at the end. The team that is closest (not too slow, not too fast!) to the "optimum time" wins! And in this particular series, the ribbons go 10 deep. OH and they don't tell you what the optimum time is until after everyone has finished. The optimum time for this last one I was in was 37 minutes but our team went 50 minutes, so we were way too slow! :-p

We're going to pick up the pace this time and do some more cantering!! ;-)

They are FUN you should try it sometime! Basically it's like a really fun trail ride with jumps too! On and this series has 3 divisions and they all get scored separately...

Jumpers -- you must go over ALL of the jumps on course (normally around 25-30 jumps in the ones I've been in)...jumps can be up to 3' but normally the ones I've seen are around 2'-2'6"

Non-jumpers (also known as Hilltoppers) -- same course as the Jumpers, but you don't have to go over any of the CAN though if you want to! And you can pick and choose them -- this is the division my team does

Trail Riding division -- a more leisurely pace...I don't believe you can win any ribbons in this one, just more for fun and getting trail riding experience.

AussieDaisyGirl 09-22-2009 03:03 PM

That sounds awesome!!! Looks like you had a lot of fun in the pics!

Jillyann 09-22-2009 03:41 PM


Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand (Post 408800)

Heels down a bit more, lower your hands, and WHERE IS YOUR HELMET?! :lol::lol: LOL

Pinto Pony 09-22-2009 04:33 PM

Sounds awesome, thanks for the info! Kinda weird that they don't tell you the time before hand though, cause you have no idea how you are doing??

Hoofprints in the Sand 09-22-2009 10:01 PM

I think that's part of the fun! ;-) You have to really know what a "hunter pace" feels like!

Hoofprints in the Sand 09-22-2009 10:02 PM

LOL jillyann thanks for the tips GOSH i need to work on my form! ;-)

PaintedHooves 09-22-2009 10:19 PM

Haha...That reminds me of what me and my friends do. The pace sounds like a lot of fun! If you ever get some pictures please post them. :D

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