YOUR FIRST CROSS COUNTRY LESSON - Stack the odds in your favour by:

  • Going with a friend who has an experienced cross country horse as they can provide a lead if need be. 
  •  You should also go with an instructor you trust and who knows you and your horse relatively well.
  •  Don't be over ambitious - you don't need to jump big fences. Your first few sessions should be all about building your and your horse's confidence, exposing your horse to different types of fences and getting him happy with them.
  •  If all is going well, don't be tempted to over-stretch yourself or your horse. There is always another day!
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