Kaelie (respicefinem08) wrote in little_details,

Show Jumping/ Equestrian competitions/Horse veterinarian

Okay, I'm writing a story (duh), and it's about a horse vet and a Grand Prix level rider.

So, it starts kind of like this:

The vet came to watch one of his clients compete on request as the horse had been having some problems that are rather irrevelant. Anyways. it's a Grand Prix level competition, and the problem is this. I can find a bunch of stuff on what it is, the necessary qualifications, etc, but I can't find anything on HOW things are actually run. I mean, what do the riders do when they arrive? do they bring more than one horse? Can they do that, as in have one horse for dressage and jumping while another one for cross country? Where/how do they check in and what about the horses, where to they stay? Where do they warm up? How do the riders actually interact with each other? What kind of moves in dressage would be something that makes people go whoa? Which competitions are the Paganini of equestrian competition (that is to say, the "prestigious" ones)? There's all these technical stuff and that's not really what I'm looking for...

Another thing. What I want for to happen in the story is...as I was saying before...the vet came with one of his clients and is watching others warm up or something when he spots another rider warming up and realizes that something's wrong with that other person's hose. I want this something to be something that seems very miniscule and something that most people wouldn't notice but turns out to be quite a serious problem. I don't know, the beginnings of a bad ligament inflammation or something along those lines.

Help anyone?

P.S. any information would be amazing. links too. long personal inputs would be loved forever!

Thank you for your replies!
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Tags: ~animals: horses, ~sports (misc)

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