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post #1 of 4 Old 11-20-2012, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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I'm really sorry if it bothers anyone that I had to start a new thread to reply to this.

So out of curiosity, have any of you done any freestyles, pas de deux, pas de trois, or quadrilles?

If you have what music selections have you used? Any costumes? Interesting themes?

How did you choreograph it and did you ever take it to a show?

Just wondering...I really enjoy doing these:)

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I did a Pas de Duex several years ago. Two dark bays (though one was 13.3 and the other 15.3), matching polos, saddlepads, rider clothing. It was only intro but we still did some fun choreography. We did all the choreography ourselves and used Harry Potter soundtrack music, again all edited ourselves. Won the class with a 73%.

I'm working on a first level freestyle for my pony, intending to show it at the beginning of next year and then move it up to second level. He's almost ready for 3rd level in regular work but I'm going to hold him back at second for a couple of shows so we can get the first level freestyle scores for the bronze bar. Playing with Celtic music, may buy from a company or may do it all myself, but definitely will at least do choreography myself.

Also working on a new Pas de Duex, my grey pony and my mom's black horse, and we intend to do the whole black and white theme. It will be at second level for now and we're hoping to still use Harry Potter music.

Hope this helps you some

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-21-2012, 06:51 AM
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I used to do loads of this stuff.

A first level freestyle to Natalie MacMaster playing some strathspeys and reels.

A quadrille to a Beach Boys medley.

A quadrille to a piper called Eamon Dillon playing jigs and a hornpipe.

A Pax De Deux to some tunes from the Phantom of the Opera.

A Pax de Deux to the Chieftains and Planxty playing reels and slip jigs respectively.

Those are the ones I remember. I think there may be one or two other quadrilles and Pax de Deuxs I've forgotten about.

P.S. If you need help finding "Celtic" music to ride to, I may be of use. I have thousands of tracks of the stuff and as you can see, have often used it for rides.
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-21-2012, 03:32 PM
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Neato! I have done a pas de deux to Harry Potter before as was so much fun!!

@thesilverspear: Sounds fun!!

I have done a Phantom of the Opera quadrille, a Harry Potter pas de deux, a LOTR/Narnia freestyle, a country music freestyle for at home, and am working on a James Bond freestyle. Also I have choreographed a Halloween freestyle for someone else. I really like working with the music; I just get it all off Itunes and then I use Audacity to edit it. It's tricky getting the music to fade in/fade out and blend together flawlessly but I really enjoy it. And matching particular bits of music to the horse's gaits...I just have fun with it.

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2nd level Freestyle to Pirates of The Carribean theme song (Not very original, I have seen many other do it, but it's a fun song to ride to and fits movements very well!)

My coach helped me a lot with it, and we took it to a show & a Dressage demonstration.

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