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    09-27-2010, 04:41 PM
Green Broke
Exclamation need help on a few things

Sooo, I went to my second show yesterday. I took home 5th twice and then 2nd. The thing is I was diappointed because I KNEW Gidget had more in her but she was acting up (found out her bit was too loose >.< ) and she was a little herd sour. Gidget and I are spring green grass ...we are very new...well gidget has done gaming and stuff in the past but I'm waaay new. It was embarassing because I couldn't get control of my horse very much and this lady that I help with her horses told me to kick her...I had spurs on...I didn't want to kick her..I did and she stopped but the fact I had spurs on made me cringe and then I felt put on the spot.

What are ways I can help Gidget and I out? I want to win a blue really bad..right now I have only 2nds and 5th place. I don't understand the whole changing lead thing. How do you teach a horse to do a slllooow jog? My horse is a fast jogger and it makes me look like I am rushed.


Plus, I need a super unique horse costume idea.
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    09-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Green Broke

    09-27-2010, 09:39 PM
Are you working with a trainer? What discipline are you in?
    09-27-2010, 09:43 PM
And you need to relax before your horse can relax. It'd help to see a video. To get your horse to do a slow jog, you need to sit back in your seat and move with your horse. Don't bounce around and pull or kick, just give and take with the reins. If you're posting, slow your post down.

Keep in mind it's not all about winning.
    09-27-2010, 10:16 PM
This is just me...
Don't worry about winning worry about you & Gidget! When you stop worrying you will rock out.
Your bit was loose, it seems like its your fault (not to sound rude, but you should check that!). Gidget most likely was fussing about that & the fact that its kind of new, yes she has gamed before but still it was a little while ago.
    09-28-2010, 02:16 AM
Green Broke
Yes,yes..the bit was my fault.

I am not working with a trainer at this time due to finances.

And,yea, I know in the end it's not all about winning.I just knew we could have done better but at the same time I still had fun and she did well on most things. I will have to work on the sit trot. Ppl say I don't look bouncy but I sure feel like it and posting is so natural to me is it bad to post in a show? It's technically a riding technique so I don't know if it matters. This btw was a trail show.

We were one of the few that backed through barrels that were really narrow :)..I was proud of that and we practiced on side passing and she did it but she stepped forward some and she seemed to want to side pass A atleast she knew what we were working on,haha =P

Hmmm....i have a video...not the best. I can see if I can upload it and post tomorrow :)

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