The 2nd horse, I know it was a complete disaster. She's usually better then that. I've only ridden her once before and she'd never ridden in that arena and she's weird in new places. Even her owner said she is usually not like that. So I'm going to start riding her more, and maybe next it won't be as awful lol
And the money thing- those were all $5 exhibitions but I wasn't going to waste my money when I knew I couldn't win and my horse needed more experience. And the rodeo is 10 minutes away from my house It works out very nicely. And the reason we ran over and over again was I was just planning on exhibitioning him twice, but for some reason they kept calling my name. It was craziness that night.
Now, about him not using his butt. I had went to a lesson with the lady who owns this arena, and she told me he was using his butt and getting down around his turns. Obviously, he's not. So, not going to her for another lesson.
I was planning on going back this winter and working on basics, anyway. At home, I was trotting him through the pattern the other day, and he did awesome. He finished his turns, stayed where he needs to be, and everything that was wrong with his run in the video was perfect at home.
I have more to say but I've got to go, so I'll finish this later