Indoor Eventing Strategies with Waylon Roberts

Roberts talks about his secrets for success in this type of competition that is starting to crop up more often at venues such as the Pacific National Exhibition, as well as similar “express eventing” or “derby cross” classes. It's difficult to prepare for something like the Royal's indoor eventing. You have to try to change your thought process and not think about eventing. It's a fun class and you want to make sure the horse has a good time, too. It's always a little bit seat-of-the-pants, to tell you the truth! The week before the class, my preparation is pretty intensive. You want to make sure your horse has its lead changes and is reacting to every little cue. You are going to be going fast to some cross-country jumps and taking some pretty serious angles, which is different from an actual event where you'd normally take the time to…

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