I took Duke cross country schooling on Friday night. It was hot. Like. 98 degrees and probably 90% humidity. Everyone including Trainer B considered not going for like 1 second and then we rationalized that we should practice going in the heat anyway. It’ll probably be similar weather at each of our next few shows. Also, … More XC Schooling Evening
Not just riding in Ireland. I went cross country schooling in Ireland. Why? Because CROSS COUNTRY IN IRELAND. I rode this adorable bay mare called Twix who was giant. I did not realize how giant until I got off because the whole thing leading up to riding was just a sort of haze of excitement. … More I Went Riding in Ireland
I ended last weekend with a second place ribbon and a black eye. We were able to school cross country after the CT on Saturday and on Sunday afternoon as well. Saturday was fabulous! We did up and down banks (in the “water” complex, which was without water), a ditch to a coop, the whole … More That Time I Got a Black Eye on Cross Country
Ever since my first CT back in May, I’ve been contemplating an air vest. One of my team members took a nasty fall and ended up with broken bones in her spine, ribs, wrist/hands, shoulderblade and collarbone. She was not wearing her air vest. She was running Beginner Novice. It was just a freak thing. … More Comparing Air Vests
Important stuff to discuss today, guys: What colors should I choose for cross country? This feels like a very important decision. From what I’ve seen, eventers get super into their colors and spend lots of time finding things to coordinate their outfits. Which sounds awesome. But first I have to settle on a color scheme that I … More What Should My Cross Country Colors Be?
Yesterday we went out and did cross country jumping for our lesson and it was the best day ever! I’ve always loved cross country, and with Husky it was a blast because we’ve reached a point in our relationship where we’re jumping really well together. He’s been very confident lately and that was true out … More 5 Reasons Why Cross Country Rocks My Socks Off