a friend's showmanship and equitation unsolveable issues, any ideas
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Showing Horses > Horse Showmanship

a friend's showmanship and equitation unsolveable issues, any ideas

This is a discussion on a friend's showmanship and equitation unsolveable issues, any ideas within the Horse Showmanship forums, part of the Showing Horses category
  • Showmanship ideas
  • Friends of equitation

Like Tree12Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-23-2012, 11:37 AM
  #1
Foal
a friend's showmanship and equitation unsolveable issues, any ideas

There is a girl at my barn who shows saddlebreds. It doesn't take much to know though she isn't exactly one who'd win or even place, despite the fact she has a black horse. What she does is not keep hold of the curb reign and her horse shoots his nose up and acts up. We have tried everything we know on getting her to hang onto it but she just lets it slide. Anyone have any ideas?

We have tried braided reigns, conditioner, new gloves, new bits, this stuff you put on your gloves and it gives them better grip, instruction on how to hold them, strength training, and remembering to collect. But she cannot keep them. My trainer is going nuts over it and it is not the horse, the rest of us can ride him and have won on him.

We know part of it is because she is stiff riding, and her shoulders shoot up so high you cannot see her neck, but her horse is bombproof. The other part is she balances with her hands not her legs so she has a hard time staying level.

So we are at a loss on what to do or if she should just switch to in hand and halter classes because she's blowing hundreds of dollars and never getting higher than 4th
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-23-2012, 11:51 AM
  #2
Trained
I don't see the problem with this girl taking her time in the show ring. What's wrong with getting 4th? If she wants to blow her money, then so be it. I'm sure she will get there eventually. Not everyone starts out on top and winning. Some of us take longer to get there. It's her prerogative so stop pushing her.
     
    04-23-2012, 12:04 PM
  #3
Foal
Shes been showing for 5 years and riding for 20
     
    04-23-2012, 12:16 PM
  #4
Foal
She rarely gets 4th most the time it is DNP while the rest of us including people with much less time in the saddle are getting 1st and 2nd on a regular basis.
     
    04-23-2012, 12:26 PM
  #5
Green Broke
If she doesn't care then why do you? Showing shouldn't be all about winning, that's the problem with people these days. If she doesn't care about winning then I'd mind my own business if I were you, IMO.
Posted via Mobile Device
rlcarnes and gunslinger like this.
     
    04-23-2012, 12:29 PM
  #6
Weanling
...Why does it matter that she has a black horse?
     
    04-23-2012, 12:29 PM
  #7
Banned
..Why does it matter if the horse is black? I'm sorry, this is just the first thing that came to mind xD
Quote:
There is a girl at my barn who shows saddlebreds. It doesn't take much to know though she isn't exactly one who'd win or even place, despite the fact she has a black horse.
     
    04-23-2012, 12:30 PM
  #8
Foal
She wants to win, and keeps asking us ways to keep her grip, she knows she has a good horse but she has no idea how to fix the problem but tries anyway, and at the level we are showing at winning is the aim, the shows we do are no local 4h pony club kinda thing . And we care because she blames us for not winning.
     
    04-23-2012, 12:31 PM
  #9
Foal
Black horses are favored in Saddleseat, it is a rare coat color and is highly desired, you can get a ribbon an have poor riding if your horse is black
     
    04-23-2012, 12:32 PM
  #10
Weanling
Tianimalz, we need to say something to each other when we're discussing threads if we're going to post the same thing on them. LOL
     

Tags
friends, saddlebreds, showmanship

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Videos Thru The Year--> Showmanship and Equitation GeminiJumper Horse Riding Critique 8 05-14-2010 03:04 PM
Ideas Needed: Western Equitation Exercises TriumphsMom Western Riding 3 10-15-2009 09:25 PM
any ideas on hind leg issues? jwhisperj Horse Training 10 10-28-2007 02:19 PM
Would love some ideas on leg issues! jwhisperj Horse Training 0 10-23-2007 07:33 PM
I would love some ideas about leg issues! jwhisperj Horse Training 0 10-23-2007 07:31 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0