XC schooling pics

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XC schooling pics

Postby quinta » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:40 pm

Did a XC lesson with Autumn this afternoon. The work we've been doing on the flat and over stadium jumps has certainly paid off. We still have some argument about how much speed we should have *after* the jumps, but our approach is much better and we can get organized quickly enough to do a series of jumps without circling.

Initial exuberance after a riduculously tiny log.
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Ok, I'll trot the log. But only if I can fancy trot.
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Overachieving. Ignore the complete lack of fold in my hip joint. We are working on that.
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I just adore this mare. Our progress has been slow, but steady, and she is teaching me a huge amount about riding well.

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Re: XC schooling pics

Postby bailey » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:25 am

You both looks awesome - love the last picture!

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Postby MyDanceTilMidnight » Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:16 am

Fun! We just started eventing, I've been xc schooling twice and wish I could do it every day!!!!

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Re: XC schooling pics

Postby demi » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:52 pm

I enjoyed the pictures. You and Autumn look good together. LOVE her expressive movement!

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Postby Racetrackreject » Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:36 pm

Nice job and beautiful horse! What is her breeding?

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Postby quinta » Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:02 pm

Racetrackreject wrote:Nice job and beautiful horse! What is her breeding?


She's 1/2 Welsh, 1/2 TB: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/pro+a+dancing+autumn

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Postby Racetrackreject » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:02 pm

Sigh, one of Tamra's (sp) lovely girls no doubt. She's lovely.

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Postby Sunshine2Me » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:53 pm

She's lovely and looks like a character!

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Re: XC schooling pics

Postby mari » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:48 pm

Very very cool! Looks like you'll have loads of fun with her :)
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Postby Spotted at X » Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:36 pm

Are these beginner novice fences? I love them! Everything here to practice on is two foot at least, if not taller!, this I could do!
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Re: XC schooling pics

Postby quinta » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:28 pm

Spotted at X wrote:Are these beginner novice fences? I love them! Everything here to practice on is two foot at least, if not taller!, this I could do!


Ha! No, these are maiden. She's just jumping them like they are BN. This is our home field, and there is lots of nice small stuff, including tiny ditches and banks, with almost nothing bigger than BN. It's great for greenie horses and riders. Luckily, there are plenty of facilities not too far away with bigger stuff once we get more comfortable.

Thanks, everyone, for the kind words. Yes, racktrack, this is one of Tamara in TN's homebreds. She is quite a character and immensely talented to boot. I was hoping to do our first horse trial this fall, but life conspired against us. So, postponing that goal until the spring.

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Re: XC schooling pics

Postby exvet » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:40 am

Autumn looks fantastic. Congratulations on your progress. Autumn is out of a lovely (now deceased) thoroughbred mare who carried a colleague through many a hunter class. Her sire is Menai Dambuster, the sire of my (soon to be solely my daughter's) Welsh Cob stallion. I adore Dambuster offspring. Each and every one have been easy peasy to start/back.


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