Selena went in and just felt AWFUL today. I didn't ride her yesterday and I knew I should have but it was SO bloody cold I didn't. I got on without warmup and made an attempt to watch (I was draw 41 or 84 so I had time) and she was INSANE. She went straight up in the air, jumping sideways, bucking, kicking at other horses, crowhopping, reared, and was just stupid. I mean I know it was cool and she was fresh but come on, she is a seasoned horse and has NO excuse to act like that.
It was so bad I almost just scratched her and used Ruger to run instead because I did a time only on him and he felt AMAZING and even stretched out a little and tried to run. Took Selena to the warmup then the pattern, ran two practice runs and she felt great but good lord when we got in there she was NOT ready to run. We loped in on the right lead but then she switched to the left lead when I asked for her to run, bowed out on the backside of the first, got scotchy on the second and almost shouldered it then proceeded to bow out, ran to the third barrel and got around it but at that point I knew we weren't going to win anything.
It just sucks because she felt good in the warmup pen and that made me decide to run her even though she had felt bad before. Next time I'm going with my gut and running Ruger. I'm going to see about getting her chiro'd again just in case but I doubt it, I think she just lost her mind for that one.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.