I've crossed over from the Hunter/Jumper board a few times to share my pictures of my hunters schooling cross country, but for the first time I went with an Eventing trainer to school cross country on my mom's OTTB ... with the goal of competing this year! We seem to be somewhere between BN and Novice - physically capable of Novice but my brain weenies out and feel more comfortable with BN so will probably stay at that level. Everything is so wide! And I keep envisioning him putting his feet IN the ditches or ON the doghouses. YuckkkK!!
Good to know Janet! Now to get my brain to believe it....
Trainer says I should practice low, wide oxers to familiarize my eye with a wider obstacle - and to envision an oxer when I ride to a ditch. I think I'm also going to create faux ditches in the ring using black tarp. I keep looking down into those things & dropping my shoulders. Over and on!
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