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Ahh! Forrest and I are gonna try our cross countrywings tomorrow!!!

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  • Ahh! Forrest and I are gonna try our cross countrywings tomorrow!!!

    I'm so excited. The last time I went and played on a cross country course was nearly 15 years ago on my steady eddy little pony.

    Forrest is 100% jumper and I have had many people comment what an eventer he would make. So I wanna give it a shot! He hates water...its gonna eat him...but he LOVES jumping in the field on the courses I currently have set up!!

    Now granted my 3'6 jumper will be doing the 18" fences but I cant wait!!!

    Any tips for a newbie?
    Calm & Collected, 13, OTTB
    Forrest Gump (Catasauqua) , 17, OTTB
    Little Bit Indian, 29, TB
    Owner of Spur of the Moment, Custom made spur straps! Find us on Facebook

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    Have fun and take a moment to show him things so he understands the questions. After that kick on and enjoy!

    We will need pix.

    Emily
    "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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      Originally posted by Xctrygirl View Post
      Have fun and take a moment to show him things so he understands the questions. After that kick on and enjoy!

      We will need pix.

      Emily
      Thanks Emily!

      Unfortunately we couldn't make it to the schooling as the storms completely blocked travelling to Batesville. But I was able to make it across the way to another farm that doesn't necessarily have a full out cross country course but we did go on a 2-3 hour trail ride that included maybe big coups, large water crossings, and a field full of various brushes, benches, logs, coups, etc.

      Forrest love it! Wasn't thrilled with first water crossing, but then again he could have jumped to the other side, but I made him walk through it. Plowed right on through the second...MUCH wider. But as for the fences we showed him the first two coups (about 3-3'3) and he jumped everything no refusals. He LOVED it!

      There was a specific jump in the field that I was told typically scares all the horses and Forrest was definitely worried about it, but went anyways. So we worked on that particular fence until he relaxed and jumped around it instead of fast and high over it!

      Hoping to make it to another place maybe Friday if roads clear up! But I do believe we have found something else he really enjoys!
      Calm & Collected, 13, OTTB
      Forrest Gump (Catasauqua) , 17, OTTB
      Little Bit Indian, 29, TB
      Owner of Spur of the Moment, Custom made spur straps! Find us on Facebook

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      • #4
        Glad you had fun- you two look like a good team. I bet you don't have to tell him "Run Forest Run!!!!" I am new to xc too and it is soooooo much fun!!!

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