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Merry Fox
Feb. 23, 2010, 09:11 AM
Calling all LOW level eventers with steady camcorder hands and youtube accounts. Would you please direct me to your BN, N, or T level videos of your stadium rounds?

I've been working on my body position, rating my speed, and a thousand other things this winter and would like to watch others at the lower levels tackle similar courses.

Thanks!

LuckyStar
Feb. 23, 2010, 09:15 AM
Oh I would be interested too! Also for checking out what the courses tend to look like :) I don't have any yet, but we just got a video camera.

TheBrownHorse
Feb. 23, 2010, 09:30 AM
Ok i'm a little embarrassed as it's not the nicest round, I was 15 or 16, so it was quite some time ago!

It had rained buckets the night before so the footing was DEEP (hence why I got him deep rather than long, and OY that one stirde! oops! IMPULSION haha), but he was a good boy.

We won this Training level event. (i'll throw in the other two phases just for kicks :) )

If you want to just watch SJ, it's this video :

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/EventingRed/?action=view&current=Stadium.flv

cross country:

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/EventingRed/?action=view&current=CrossCountry.flv


Dressage: (best test EVER <3 that horse)
http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/EventingRed/?action=view&current=Dressage.flv

hope these helped some!

FLeckenAwesome
Feb. 23, 2010, 09:39 AM
If you promise not to laugh too much, you can find Fleck and I.
I'm pretty sure if you punch in "Fleck Appaloosa Jump" you can find boatloads of us :)

Yep...here's one to get you started but there are tons!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U35t6ZF7q8E

TheBrownHorse
Feb. 23, 2010, 09:40 AM
Fleck!!!

how are you?! it's Rachel (EventingRed from way back when...HC days! haha)

Hope you and your ponyboy are well, I miss seeing pictures of the two of you! How's showing going?

CapturinYerRide
Feb. 23, 2010, 10:04 AM
Here in this gallery I have some that I took at FENCE last fall:

CLICK HERE (http://www.hoofclix.com/Tryon-Riding-and-Hunt-Club/2009-10-04-TRHC-USEA-Horse/KylieCahoonBig-Bears-Hope021/9852232_v5k3e#670299540_9VAJZ)

Last year I was trying to add video of stadium and dressage phases to my offering, but it hardly paid for the extra photographer to replace me for the day. I've pretty much given up on it for now but my elbow can always be twisted at the show if you really need it..

Enjoy and I hope these prove helpful..

Enjoy also on my home page a clinic video of Conrad Schumacher, how I wile away the summer after all you Eventers seem for some reason to move to Southern Labrador...

FLeckenAwesome
Feb. 23, 2010, 10:06 AM
Hi Rachel!!!

Things are going great.... I'll send you a pm later on giving you the juicy details :) And then I want to hear about how things are going with you!

Capturingyerride.... I'll be at the April FENCE show.....and would potentially be interested in pics if you'll be there!! (I'm sorry... I say potentially cause I'm poor!!! Trying NOT to spend money on extra stuff, but....every now and then you have to buy photos' right?!)

CapturinYerRide
Feb. 23, 2010, 10:11 AM
I'll be there at FENCE with full staff. That's also a T3D, so I'm looking forward to something new!

roki143
Feb. 23, 2010, 11:50 AM
Pony's first show jumping round in 2 years. Training at The Ark, 2009

Pissing rain and standing water, but he was rather well behaved considering (we won the division, but it was just a CT because of all the rain). :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1lYp-4HRKE

And for what it's worth, we'll be at FENCE running the T3D (if all goes as planned).

deltawave
Feb. 23, 2010, 11:57 AM
Not our greatest ever, but about where Bonnie was at the time. Watch at your own risk. :D Four faults and I think a couple seconds slow, which still puzzles me.

http://www.facebook.com/deltawave?v=app_2392950137&ref=profile#!/video/video.php?v=147001151850

SuperEventer
Feb. 23, 2010, 12:16 PM
Okay, here's the video of my stallion's first Novice SJ round from last month at a combined test. I was very proud of him. haha Don't make fun of us!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFC-IW0kGls

deltawave
Feb. 23, 2010, 12:43 PM
Riding outside, in January, in a sweatshirt! :sigh: Envy. :) Nice horse, too. ;)

Merry Fox
Feb. 23, 2010, 01:30 PM
Thanks for the video links so far. They are very helpful.

Please keep them coming.

SuperEventer
Feb. 23, 2010, 03:52 PM
Riding outside, in January, in a sweatshirt! :sigh: Envy. :) Nice horse, too. ;)

That was one of our few not super freezing days here in NC. haha We got snow right after this show! haha

Thanks for the compliment on my boy. I think he's pretty awesome! He's only been under saddle just under a year, so I'm really proud of his progress!!! :)

CatchMeIfUCan
Feb. 23, 2010, 05:00 PM
Here is my youtube channel, but I can't promise it will be anything you want to repeat!

http://www.youtube.com/user/catchme419

Hopefully supershorty won't mind because I always love watching her show jumping videos. She does strictly show jumping, and the fences are pretty big, but I think her position is just fabulous!

http://www.youtube.com/user/supershorty628

FLeckenAwesome
Feb. 24, 2010, 12:48 AM
Oooh, I'll be running regular ol' boring training... not enough time to get the 4th score in for T3D, but I plan to go help and take part of the T3D stuff!!! Do you need any helpers roki?

And...capturinyerride... can't wait to meet you!!!!

FUn Fun Fun!!!!

redears
Feb. 24, 2010, 02:11 AM
Cool!

piaffeprincess98
Feb. 24, 2010, 07:50 AM
Here is mine - http://www.youtube.com/audioblood86. I feel like I have a fairly steady pace around a course, but my right leg has a mind of its' own in still photos.

Merry Fox
Feb. 24, 2010, 09:21 AM
Thanks for all the replies everyone!

Ya'll are funny...this wasn't an excersise to get you to post your rounds so they could be picked apart and taunted by the group. I just wanted to see some low level rounds so I could get a feel for how the courses flow, how you use your bodies (especially to slow down the overzealous forward moving machines that think 2.6-3' is just TOO exciting), and yes, how you deal with the "oops" moments. There are tons of videos out there of very inspiring rides over big complex courses but that's not where we are a this point in the game. You know, sometimes we get so stuck in our heads that a 2'6" oxer is simply HUGE especially after that four stride line...whew. :)

The Brown Horse and Super Eventer--very nice camera angles on your rounds!

CatchMeIfUCan--thanks for adding the SuperShorty video to yours. Very helpful.

Piaffeprincess98--your link was to a rock video?????

CookiePony
Feb. 24, 2010, 10:05 AM
Here's one of mine, although the camera was down at one end of the ring so we're a speck for part of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4r-7EoNcn4

Merry Fox
Feb. 24, 2010, 10:50 AM
Cookiepony, is that Brownland Farm? I think I recognize the yellow triple. What level course?

CookiePony
Feb. 24, 2010, 12:30 PM
Cookiepony, is that Brownland Farm? I think I recognize the yellow triple. What level course?

Yes, it is! It was Training level at last year's MTPC HT.

piaffeprincess98
Feb. 24, 2010, 05:40 PM
Piaffeprincess98--your link was to a rock video?????

It was a link to my channel. I have tons of videos on there, horses and non-horses. You should be able to see all that I have posted on the right side of the page under uploads. Anything with the title of an event has the stadium round in it. There are just so many, so I posted the single link.

Hilary
Feb. 24, 2010, 06:20 PM
This is from the Training 3-Day last August - it had poured buckets the previous day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqnmz_Bba08

Merry Fox
Feb. 25, 2010, 08:49 AM
Thanks Hilary! Another really good point of view and your horse is super cute.

ACMEeventing
Feb. 25, 2010, 10:00 AM
The big palomino. He eats up stadium, but I think he thought he saw a cheetah hiding behind the first fence!

Crossfired to the last but still made it work :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qyGwQP5gFY

Merry Fox
Feb. 25, 2010, 12:14 PM
ACMEeventing, he's a beautiful big yellow horse! And he looks like he moves much like my forward going guy. Any tips or exercises that you use either with your body on course or in warm up that help you get him listening?

Anyone have any suggestions for a forward moving horse that like to hollow his back and rush at the fences? We work on this constantly. I'm 100% certain that I'm making errors with my body (chasing with my seat, etc.) that I need to correct. But he also came to me with a "go" attitude toward jumping. It's unnerving at times to try to canter a simple low course with generous time limits and be sitting on something that thinks he's the next WEG jump off champion.

greyiscute
Feb. 25, 2010, 12:36 PM
Here are a two at novice...one is nice, the other...not so much. I probably shouldn't be sharing it on the internet :D

stadium starts at the 4 minute mark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq0aczRMZFo

stadium starts around 4:30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4xUR7Ged5k&feature=channel
after this show I started jumping him with a neck strap. Now I can kind of stay with him when he decides to jump 6ft over a 3ft jump!

eSpresso
Feb. 25, 2010, 12:53 PM
Novice Combined Test SJ:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yleCYgebQng

Novice HT (SJ starts at about 5:20)
(excuse the wrong leads to almost EVERY fence... she was being her special self that day!):confused:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Vn8YUhUl4

OneWish
Feb. 25, 2010, 01:05 PM
Here are two videos of us going training... sorry they aren't just show jumping. You can just skip to the end! :D

Training Champs:
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Beckham517#p/u/0/dIzCv_44lSg

First Training:
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Beckham517#p/u/3/5cQf6DwS35M

Bravestrom
Feb. 25, 2010, 04:23 PM
Don't know if you want any Canadian ones - hope the language barrier is not a problem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9TqiJMVW2U

Pretraining - also has the cross country

goobs
Feb. 25, 2010, 06:47 PM
egontoast - that can be true of a few of the people who posted their rounds on this thread.

CiegoStar
Feb. 25, 2010, 07:10 PM
I think the last two comments were a bit uncalled for. No one here is claiming perfection and most are criticizing themselves already. Please save your advice for someone who asked for it.

lilypondlane
Feb. 25, 2010, 07:36 PM
This one is BN:

http://www.onetruemedia.com/shared?p=768ecd8fce0c750b100554&skin_id=601

And this one N:

http://www.onetruemedia.com/shared?p=9e4a128773f719f8f97464&skin_id=701

You can fast forward through dressage... :)

eventer_mi
Feb. 25, 2010, 07:51 PM
The big palomino. He eats up stadium, but I think he thought he saw a cheetah hiding behind the first fence!

Crossfired to the last but still made it work :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qyGwQP5gFY

Jen, Sockie looks fantastic! I remember when you guys were going BN at The Ark...

ACMEeventing
Feb. 25, 2010, 09:36 PM
ACMEeventing, he's a beautiful big yellow horse! And he looks like he moves much like my forward going guy. Any tips or exercises that you use either with your body on course or in warm up that help you get him listening?

Anyone have any suggestions for a forward moving horse that like to hollow his back and rush at the fences? We work on this constantly. I'm 100% certain that I'm making errors with my body (chasing with my seat, etc.) that I need to correct. But he also came to me with a "go" attitude toward jumping. It's unnerving at times to try to canter a simple low course with generous time limits and be sitting on something that thinks he's the next WEG jump off champion.

Thanks MM! He is a cutie!

About your question . . . I would dedicate some time to practicing going forward and coming back within the same gait. For instance, take him out galloping and practice shifting your weight back and holding with the rein a little to make him come up into a more "on the spot" feel. When he responds appropriately then push him forward again. He should listen to your body language and shift his weight to match.

You can then move that lesson into the jumping arena. Shift your weight back while maintaining leg and he should rock back and wait for the jump. Practice some jump - halts, some jump - circles, anything to make him wait for your aids and not rush off with you to the next fence.

Hope that helps, it did wonders for us. It's not an overnight fix, it takes some time for the new mindset to sink in! Good luck!

Merry Fox
Feb. 26, 2010, 08:33 AM
Thanks ACMEeventing. I seem to remember my dressage coach says something along those lines in a distant dream......ah yes, if he won't adjust on the flat then we won't listen over fences. It sounds so simple. :)

Lilypond lane--you too have a beautiful horse. Did he come with that lovely uphill movement or did you create it?

ACMEeventing
Feb. 26, 2010, 08:39 AM
Jen, Sockie looks fantastic! I remember when you guys were going BN at The Ark...

Thanks Kim! We've come a long way together.

mkevent
Feb. 26, 2010, 09:27 AM
Merry fox- another exercise that has really helped me is to put a ground pole 9 ft in front of the fence and another 9 ft out from the landing. The horse must concentrate on the ground poles besides the jump and it discourages rushing. I have also found that it allows me to "chill" before the fence and concentrate on following the horses movement instead of trying to micromanage him before the fence. Hope that helps!

PnkPanthr
Feb. 26, 2010, 10:12 AM
You guys watching all these videos is making me miss events:lol::lol: !Wish winter would go away quicker..

Anywho, I don't really have a lot of my recent stuff..I have some Novice videos from like 4 years ago on my old horse. They are kind of intertwines in a couple of videos on my account.

http://www.youtube.com/user/PnkPantherxEventr

Merry Fox
Feb. 26, 2010, 10:51 AM
Thanks mkevent. I'm hoping the poles and ACME's increase/decrease pace suggetions will help me learn to keep my upper body back. I tend to creep forward (a testament to my childhood two-point hunter days). On top of that I like to "help" with my upper body instead of sitting quietly and waiting for him to jump.

ACMEeventing
Feb. 26, 2010, 11:16 AM
Don't feel bad, MerryFox, it is a common habit to have to break. If I had a nickel for everytime my coach screamed "don't lean at the fence!" :yes:

With your positive attitude and desire to improve I'll bet you will do great!

ens0613
Feb. 26, 2010, 04:23 PM
I've got a few (none of them are great - stadium is definitely my worst phase! :p)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKvEXzQrLsk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP3Hv_CjyrU - first show ever!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpTj9Gmd1u4

Lisamarie8
Feb. 27, 2010, 03:31 PM
Of all three, Stadium is my most Catatonia inducing phase. There's nothing less appropriate than going fetal on the long approach to the maxed out oxer. Yet, like a moth to a flame, it's my calling.

After a couple of less than appealing stadium rounds this fall, our last go at Rubicon had me grinning even more ridiculously than I usually do. I've watched this video at least 5 times in the past month to remind myself that Area II isn't going to look like the set of "The Day After Tomorrow" forever.

Woody is a forward but GREEN ride. It's far from perfect, but I was super pleased with it.

This is the link to my YouTube Channel. (http://www.youtube.com/lgdehart) The video referenced above is the one on the main screen. There are more in the individual playlists.

Merry Fox
Mar. 1, 2010, 09:52 AM
Lisamarie8, I can't agree more---there truly is nothing "less appropriate than going fetal on the long approach to the maxed out oxer".

Oh my I haven't laughed so hard is quite a while at your "moth to flame" comment. I should have this tatooed on my forehead. "Oh look a jump. If I lean forward and raise my hands I can HELP". :)

La Chasse
Mar. 2, 2010, 07:30 PM
Here are a two at novice...one is nice, the other...not so much. I probably shouldn't be sharing it on the internet :D

stadium starts at the 4 minute mark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq0aczRMZFo

stadium starts around 4:30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4xUR7Ged5k&feature=channel
after this show I started jumping him with a neck strap. Now I can kind of stay with him when he decides to jump 6ft over a 3ft jump!

First of all, props to Merry Fox for this amazing set of "learning material."

Greyiscute: Ok, your 2nd video looks exactly like what I have been dealing with lately AND your first fence was similar to what got me flying over-board, landing flat on my back last week. Ever so much fun!

Please, please anyone share your secrets to staying with the crazy over-jumpers who LEAP 4-5ft above the fence & 6 ft in front of it! I hate it, feel totally ridiculous and incompetent when it happens, not to mention embarrassed and in pain after last's week's man-over-board. Help!

Merry Fox
Mar. 4, 2010, 03:30 PM
I'll second La Chasse's question. How do you stay with the "big" jumpers? I feel like I get popped out of the tack...not just my seat but my legs pop off, heels come up, and back roaches horribly.