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post #21 of 33 Old 06-08-2011, 08:52 PM
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probably we shopuld move this to the horse color are cos we are really ruining the contest lol
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post #22 of 33 Old 06-09-2011, 02:53 AM
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Some super easy, some super hard. Do the quiz and win a surprise prize
1. Why do we mount from the left instead of the right.

2. What is the word for walk, trotting, and cantering a horse in circles.

3. How many Przwalski horses are there left in the world.

4. What is the difference between eastern and western (let's see if you get it right).

5. Give me a desciptive paragraph (4 sentences) on why you love your horse.

6. A palomino is a color and a _____.

7. Who is Horse Forums arch nemises.

8. Who is the worst carrot stealer on HF.com

9. Say "Milk" 3 times, now, what do cows drink (without thinking.).

10. What do you think the prize(s) are?

Good Luck!
I'm not sure on some of them, but I'll answer the ones I know.

1. Back in the days of knights and swords, knights wore their sword on the LEFT side (most, if not all, were right-handed and it is beyond awkward to draw a sword from the same side as your dominant hand), so rather than swing their leg--and by extension, the sword--up and over their heavy mounts' back, they mounted from the left side so that the sword would not tangle in their legs or slap their horse's rump. Also, considering the size of the swords used by most knights (they had to be fitted with a special frog so that they would not drag on the ground), mounting from the right and trying to swing that massive piece of cutlery over a horse's back would be quite a daunting task.

2. Wow, no clue...although I feel like I should know. Are we talking riding or just working? If we're talking just working, I believe it's lunging.

3. Around 1500 as of 2005.

4. By "eastern," I'm assuming you mean English. So, there are a lot of differences. The cues are slightly different (English works more off leg pressure while western uses the reins). English direct reins, while western neck reins. The seat is slightly different, as well. Western is more about settling back into the seat. English is about balance.

5. (Just four sentences?!) I love Aires because he's so incredibly level-headed, especially for a two-year-old stud. He's always willing to try anything I toss at him, whether it's the trail bridge in the arena or investigating the big scary hot walker. He has gorgeous color and markings (love his South America-shaped blaze!). I also love that he's going to be a big boy...2-years-old and already 15.2hh!

6. Registry

7. Ummmmmmmm...no idea, but I'll take a stab in the dark...horsetopia.com?

8. Now that one I really don't know! Lol

9. Water

10. A pat on the head and a virtual cookie! (That's what I'd give out if it was my quiz!)

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post #23 of 33 Old 06-09-2011, 09:12 AM
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4. By "eastern," I'm assuming you mean English. So, there are a lot of differences. The cues are slightly different (English works more off leg pressure while western uses the reins). English direct reins, while western neck reins. The seat is slightly different, as well. Western is more about settling back into the seat. English is about balance.


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What? Yes, about the direct rein vs the neck rein.
(English works more off leg pressure while western uses the reins)A well trained western horse barely uses the reins at all. It is mostly leg & rider seat that cues the horse. Western reins are loose (curb bit), English reins keep contact (snaffle). Of course there are a lot of variations in both styles.
English is about balance. All disciplines are about balance
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post #24 of 33 Old 06-11-2011, 12:01 PM
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What? Yes, about the direct rein vs the neck rein.
(English works more off leg pressure while western uses the reins)A well trained western horse barely uses the reins at all. It is mostly leg & rider seat that cues the horse. Western reins are loose (curb bit), English reins keep contact (snaffle). Of course there are a lot of variations in both styles.
English is about balance. All disciplines are about balance
See, I said that I wasn't sure on them. Should have clarified that what I put was what I *thought* the differences were, as well as what I've been told the differences are by people I know who ride English. Remember that I live in a rural area where until a few years ago, you NEVER saw ANYONE riding English and if you wanted to take any type of English lessons, you were pretty much out of luck.

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post #25 of 33 Old 06-11-2011, 04:03 PM
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Some super easy, some super hard. Do the quiz and win a surprise prize
1. Why do we mount from the left instead of the right.

2. What is the word for walk, trotting, and cantering a horse in circles.

3. How many Przwalski horses are there left in the world.

4. What is the difference between eastern and western (let's see if you get it right).

5. Give me a desciptive paragraph (4 sentences) on why you love your horse.

6. A palomino is a color and a _____.

7. Who is Horse Forums arch nemises.

8. Who is the worst carrot stealer on HF.com

9. Say "Milk" 3 times, now, what do cows drink (without thinking.).

10. What do you think the prize(s) are?

Good Luck!
1) Cause in the olden days knights had swords on their right legs. Therefore if they mounted on the right side they would cut their leg open.

2) Lunging

3) less than 300

4) Eastern riding is English riding, you use two hands on the reins and control the horse by direct pressure. You keep a firm hold on the reins.
In Western riding, you neck rein. Which means you push the horse in the direction you want to go by laying the reins on their neck.

5) He wanted me to blow into his nostrils the moment I met him. He is very outgoing. Curious about everything. And has a naughty temperament.

6) colour =)

7) I have no idea XD

8) No clue XP

9) ermm...water

10) umm.. edits?
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post #26 of 33 Old 06-12-2011, 08:48 AM
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See, I said that I wasn't sure on them. Should have clarified that what I put was what I *thought* the differences were, as well as what I've been told the differences are by people I know who ride English. Remember that I live in a rural area where until a few years ago, you NEVER saw ANYONE riding English and if you wanted to take any type of English lessons, you were pretty much out of luck.
I wonder why riding styles do seem to be regional? I mean, it can't be that all people who wanted to ride English moved to the East coast, western to the West & the Midwest couldn't decide so they do both. I live in the MW & it seems about equal here.
I have a friend who trail rides Saddleseat on a Saddlebred.
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post #27 of 33 Old 06-12-2011, 10:15 PM
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It's not necessarily regional, but rather having to do with the size of the town. If you go down to Phoenix (90 miles south of where I live), you find huge eventing shows and a good 60% of the ads for lessons you see on places like Craigslist are for English lessons. I live in a ranching community, though. Heck, our biggest tack store just barely started carrying English tack and apparel last year. Until then, you either had to order online or drive down to Phoenix to get anything English-related.

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1. Why do we mount from the left instead of the right. Because back in the old,old,old days the knights would mount on the left side (they had the swords on their left leg area) and it prevented the horse from getting it with the sword cover thing which could spook them or hurt them.

2. What is the word for walk, trotting, and cantering a horse in circles...lunging?

3. How many Przwalski horses are there left in the world..I'm going to say 300 give or take.

4. What is the difference between eastern and western (let's see if you get it right)....NYC is on the eastern side and Hollywood is on the western side =D..in all seriousness most people who live on the west coast ride western and on the eastern coast there are mostly english riders.

5. Give me a desciptive paragraph (4 sentences) on why you love your horse.
I love my horse as she has given me confidence and I know that I will never outgrow her. I love her personaility and how she always is the first one there at the fence to come greet me. I love that she is forgiving and tries her hardest to understand me although I may not be asking her correctly.I love my horse as she is my best friend and I honestly think of her as if she would be my own kid.

6. A palomino is a color and a _____. Registry

7. Who is Horse Forums arch nemises...HGS.

9. Say "Milk" 3 times, now, what do cows drink (without thinking.). Water

10. What do you think the prize(s) are?
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post #29 of 33 Old 06-18-2011, 12:19 AM
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Ooops sorry forgot to add that it ends on the last day of JUne!

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