Early Days

Tugger X Ranch XC Schooling

On Saturday we headed over to a local facility for cross country schooling. It was a lovely day and both Hemie and I had a blast. And we have videos yay!

From our first warm-up trot around the field, Hemie felt absolutely electric. He just loves XC and was so happy to be out there.

Our first set of jumps was a rolltop to a hanging log into the water.

Next we went through the water, to an up-bank, over the rolltop, around to a table, then over another log back down into the water.

This next part is where we got into some trouble, with our only refusal of the day at a very bright chevron. After we get over it, we continue onto a rolltop, then back up the hill to a cabin.

Next we worked on some ditches, adding in some jumps.

A few more jumps with the ditches.

We ended the day by working on my bogie: down banks. Hemie has no problem with them, and at this point I’m starting to feel confident about them too.

I was impressed by the number of jumps they had, since their cross country area has been in development for only a year or so. They put in intro jumps just last week!

Overall it was a really fun day. I can’t wait to go back there as there were plenty of jumps we didn’t do. I’m so blessed to have 3 different cross-country schooling facilities within a 20/25 minute drive of the barn!

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14 comments on “Tugger X Ranch XC Schooling

  1. I love how positive your trainer is! You guys are coming so far so fast. Loving it!

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  2. what an awesome outing! Hemie looks like he's having so much fun – while simultaneously making it look so easy lol (and trotting some BIG fences!). can he plz call up isabel and tell her that the water is nbd???

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  3. You two look great, so chill and relaxed!

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  4. Watched a bunch of these on FB last night. Y'all look so great!

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  5. You ARE lucky! :0)

    Again, how fun was all of that?! Hemie definitely looks like he digs flying. :0)

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  6. =) Me too, and thanks!

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  7. Thanks! Yes, I LOVE that he has no problem trotting fences, even biggish ones. Some horses are funny about water and I'm glad Hemie isn't one of them!

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  8. Thank you! Ironically I feel safest on Hemie while doing XC, since he takes care of business so well. =)

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  9. I truly am. It was such a blast, and Hemie's energy and enthusiasm was contagious. =)

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  10. Thank you! It was a blast.

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  11. Thank you! =)

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  12. That looks like so much fun! I would love to try some cross country but it's not very local to my area, unfortunately…maybe I'll get to do some in the future!

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  13. Thanks for the shoutout! And Hemie is such a XC superstar — he just loves it so much!

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