Okay, so the stallion parade happened on Mother's day. Dez did really well overall. He of course has plenty to work on, but I was pretty happy with him as MOST of the other stallions were only shown in hand.
The handler of the stallion that went after me actually hit his 3 year old TWH stallion in the head repeatedly in the ring - in front of the crowd - I hope something was done to that man! I did not actually see it because I was walking back to the barns with Dez, but several others told me about it.
ANYWAY...here is a link to the video of my routine. Like I said, it was far from perfect, but I was really happy anyway. It was Dez' 4th ride in the curb bit, and he did get distracted right before going in by a lovely mare at the gate (ahh - one hopes that maturity will help this :) ). I know his spins or shall we call what he did pivots need miles of work, as do his rollbacks. I also know there were some issues with leads. I guess I would just appreciate anything you see that can be improved, and maybe tips to make those improvements. I would especially like to have anything pointed out that I might be doing to detract from our performance. :) Thanks guys :)
http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/f...er/Dez%202008/ - FIXED IT!! :) :)
The routine had to be broken into two videos on photobucket because it was like 6 minutes long. It is the two labeled "stallion Par..." The second one is 1st (labeled stallion parade 1) and the first one is second (labeled stallion parade 2).
**EDITED TO CORRECT LINK TO VIDEO**