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cookiecrazy

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cookiecrazy says:

arghh so tempted!! should I compete this saturday?

 Basically everytime me and Merlin attempt cross country its hilarious 

We either charge around at breakneck speed hunt jumping everything or he skids to a halt and i fall off  the next time we attempt a hunter trials!

(luckily we have improved our approach- he's now in a gag xc and ive learnt to sit back and kick on if a stop is on the way   )

Soo.. on saturday there is an Eventer's Challenge which is jumping an SJ course and then off you pop into XC straightaway- Sj is timed however Xc is not (yay)

AND IM IN A PICKLE WHETHER OR NOT TO GO

d'you think i should brave it, have fun and build up his experience or should i wait until we're consistently clear and i've taken him xc schooling a couple of times??

(pic 1- merl hunt jumping ;))

(pic 2 popping a ditch)

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: arghh so tempted!! should I compete this saturday?

richarderp said:

 

Sounds to me like you want to go and need some encouragement.

 

yeah......go for it !!

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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nix123

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nix123 says:

Re: arghh so tempted!! should I compete this saturday?

 I'd go.  Sometimes i get the shall i sharnt i feeling.  I usually then go with the thought of i might not even unload him, when ive done that its i might not enter him, when ive done that an so on and so on. The next thing i know ive finished for the day.  If you dont put any pressure on either of you and just pop round like you were schooling him you'll find yourself calmer and that will have an effect on your horse too. When i feel like that i jump a class lower in height too, then i know we've jumped higher that this and theres no reason for him stopping. Good Luck & have fun.

nix

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Tommytank

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Tommytank says:

Re: arghh so tempted!! should I compete this saturday?

 why not go for the fun of it rather than the compete of it, that way you wont have any expectations on yourself 

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PennyPops

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PennyPops says:

Brigit! - You should deffo do it with us this Sat! (tomorrow). Merlin has got an amazing jump and although it didn't go as well as hoped last time you did an amazing round. He has improved loads since the Hunter Trials (you can see that from the pictures). He has such a good scopey jump and would be able to do a 2ft3ish height!!! Good Luck BRIGIT!!!! :D

Finnie,Penny,Tommy,Bronte

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cookiecrazy

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cookiecrazy says:

Thank you all I really hope I can do it now (transport -.-) i jump schooled yesterday and he was very good so i probably will have a go- wont take it too seriously or may be left dissapointed :L Will walk the course with PennyPops and MoominTroll today and if there's a nice simple little on to pop around :D xx

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nix123

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nix123 says:

Re: arghh so tempted!! should I compete this saturday?

 Well... how did you get on????

nix

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cookiecrazy

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cookiecrazy says:

Re: arghh so tempted!! should I compete this saturday?

  I couldn't go!!!! The transport screwed me over so I ended up with no way of getting there! 

Merlin<3

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CharParsley620

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Re: arghh so tempted!! should I compete this saturday?

cookiecrazy said:

  I couldn't go!!!! The transport screwed me over so I ended up with no way of getting there! 


I feel your pain my friend.

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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nix123

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nix123 says:

Re: arghh so tempted!! should I compete this saturday?

 After all that! 

nix

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cookiecrazy

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cookiecrazy says:

I know, however i schooled him XC to make up for it ;)

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