I did it. I have officially signed up and entered my first event. Well, its a cross country challenge. You run your course twice and the best combined times wins the division.
I'll be doing the Pre BN with my girl, only 2' max. I'm bringing a friend along to ride and she'll be doing either N or T, she isn't sure yet.
So here's my check list:
Safety Vest - check
Medical Armband - check
Helmet - check
Proper riding attire - check
Tack - check
My only question is about my bit. I have a Pessoa two ring gag. Can you use a chain? I used this bit for barrel racing and always used a curb chain. I'll probably end up riding her in a snaffle, but I want to cover my bases in case she gets strong.
I'm still having issues from my previous instructor, I stand and tend to jump a bit ahead. My release is getting better, I'm used to keeping contact on the reins, but my old instructor had me keep contact while doing a crest release.