Sooo I took Selena to a gymkhana today to play....
And well.....We took second in Speed barrels (For clarification, it's the three barrels in a line) and we had never even practiced that before. Hell, we'd never even done any weaving before....But Selena worked like a pro, really smooth, stayed calm, put together one hell of a turn at the end. I wish I would have gotten it on video but it was raining and my camerawoman refused to get out of the truck.
We ran a 19 on texas barrels (Which is just a normal cloverleaf pattern) which is too fast for the B division but too slow for the A division. LOL. Oh well, I was more worried about keeping her together. She really got down and snaked around the barrels and powered out, which made me really happy with her. I took her fast to the first barrel, got a really nice turn, then let her go slower to the second so she could change her leads (She does it on autopilot normally but after the last run where she didn't, I thought I should make a point to do it for her) and that's where we got the extra time. She stayed in really tight to the barrels, ran her lines perfect, and was happy to haul her butt back across the timers. I was really happy with how she worked.
We only did those two events because I'm broke, LOL, but I'm super excited to show her again real soon :)
I have some videos of my friends I can upload. I really wish I had gotten a video, but everyone was busy with their own horses (Our runs are always stacked right on top of each other, too fast to pass around a camera, but since I am always first I went ahead and got the rest of the girls that came after me.)
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.