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21st Oct 2002, 12:44 AM
Ok so it is not show jumping but it is still jumping ;) Went to have a watch at a cross country course today as two of the girls on the yard were competing. One of them has been telling me for months how the minimise was easy. I did not know how easy it looked. There was even a girl riding a grey mare and she just trotted round and when she came to the jumps she pulled up and just popped over them . Wow I thought I could do that I am sure :D However it looks like I could have lost my pony to the young girl on the yard (11-12 yrs old) as she wants to take Rhi into the cross country and show jump her. Had a word with her mum and she is happy for her to do it.
26th Oct 2002, 06:59 PM
Minimus courses are usually 2ft3, the aim is to get people around without any trouble. The courses are straight forwards without anything trappy and are there for novice horses/riders to give some confidence.
15th Nov 2002, 12:29 AM
I want to learn to croos country jump it looks so funYEA IT LOOK'S REALLY FUN THAT WAS MY FRIEND:) :D ;) :p :cool: :)
15th Nov 2002, 06:30 AM
I love x country.....I am always a bundle of nerves before I start, but once I am out there I have a ball!!
No events here until next year, but thats OK, have just finished this season here, and summer is all good :)
18th Nov 2002, 12:07 AM
my parents might let me go to a sleepaway riding camp in the summer for 2 weeks and do the advanced session where the campers get to do dressage, jumping, cross country, and more. I've always wanted to try cross country.
31st Dec 2002, 06:29 PM
i love XC. I competed in hunter trials in October and did the little course. I trotted over the majority of the jumps with no problems and got clear. In May I did a two phase which was my first time doing XC and the only reason why I had refusals was due to my inexperience as I took the start of the course to fast and Maverick was so exhausted by the end.
1st Jan 2003, 02:29 AM
I used to have a little pony mare that I evented... she jumped up to four feet with me and it was fun! If your horse is brave and willing, eventing is awesome! There are a few pics of her cross country here: http://www.itsmysite.com/starbaby
Of course, that was a few years ago.. sadly, her owners are selling her now.. so anyone interested in a 14.1hh mare that has schooled up to 4'3... I'm your woman!
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