Cinny's First Playday, please help me choose classes - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 Old 01-23-2013, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
Posts: 4,367
• Horses: 5
Cinny's First Playday, please help me choose classes

This Sunday I am taking Cin to our first "play show," it's just a really relaxed charity show. No, there are no Dressage classes LOL. My goal is to work on our bond and trust issues and I thought this would be a great way to do it. I have experience with all of the classes, he has experience with NONE of them. But again, it's just for fun. Here is the showbill...which things would you choose? Oh, and because it's a fun show there is no restriction that if you do walk/trot you can only do walk/trot...completely open. Now remember, I have experience with almost everything on the bill (I don't know what the heck stick horse is) but Cinny has only done Dressage and only mediocre training level dressage. However he was bred for reining and speed events and always has a cannon up his butt to run full out.

___Sandy Hook.jpg

These are the ones I was thinking of

Bareback Eq
Bareback Ride a Buck
The W/t pleasure 19+ and Green horse using my bareback stuff

Maybe English pleasure although he does not move like the AQHA and APHA pleasure horses, he moves like a dressage horse.

Barrel Trot and/or barrel 19+ with NO EXPECTATIONS just playing

Of course we will sport all protective gear including his boots, etc and I am not "pushing" in the speed things, just letting him have fun in a way that he never gets to.

What are your guy's opinions?
Corporal likes this.
Cinnys Whinny is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 17 Old 01-23-2013, 12:17 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 13,588
• Horses: 2

lol...... stick horse is where the very young ride a stick with a plastic horse head on it or similar

As far as other entries, whatever you and you horse would have fun doing


May all your Trails be happy and safe ones

SouthernTrails is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 01-23-2013, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
Posts: 4,367
• Horses: 5
That's just it, not sure what Cinny would think was fun. Probably anything where I would allow him to run full out.

Thanks for letting me know what Stick Horse is...My son could do that one.
Cinnys Whinny is offline  
post #4 of 17 Old 01-24-2013, 11:49 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Don't forget to share pics! :) I LOVE playdays - lots of fun (plus usually for the good reason like helping a rescue, help to those in need, etc.).
Corporal likes this.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain..."

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."
kitten_Val is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 01-24-2013, 12:13 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,951
• Horses: 3
Sounds like fun!!!! Enter what you think is fun and take pictures!
Posted via Mobile Device
waresbear is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 01-24-2013, 12:27 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11,869
• Horses: 0
I agree with everyone else. Try what sounds fun, heck try them all, it's a play day for a good cause. Even if it's one that you discover isn't you or Cinny's thing, it's still an opportunity to work traffic and help a good cause.

Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.
MHFoundation Quarters is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 01-24-2013, 03:05 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,620
• Horses: 0
I would still practice speed events at home, especially getting him comfortable going a little faster. I've seen several people at an old barn who took their pleasure horses to a playday and got bucked off because they horses didn't know how to handle a little speed. Even if you don't plan on going fast, it's always best to make sure your horse is comfortable going fast so if he accidentally books it, he won't freak and you can get him under control.

"The W/t pleasure 19+ and Green horse using my bareback stuff"
^^ That is kind of a huge no-no in my book. They have the bareback classes for bareback. I would wear tack for a pleasure class, just to be respectful to the other riders. Even though it's a fun show, if I was trying to school my horse in a pleasure class and someone was plunking around bareback, I would call them a crazy heathen lol! Especially in a green horse class.

But it sounds like a good day :)

oh vair oh is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 01-25-2013, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
Posts: 4,367
• Horses: 5
I almost always ride bareback and I used to play with the barrels at my old stable so he isn't all unfamiliar with them. I've just never encouraged him to completely go FULL out at a gallop before because I always have a fear in the back of my head that he will buck me, though he has only ever bucked me once, and it was a little buck to get my attention that he had cut his heel.

I think I will enter some of the bareback and pleasure and then see how tired he is. If he is still up for a good go, we may try some speed, if he's tired or stressed out we will stop and I may take him for a nice calming ride home (he is boarded only 2 miles from the showgrounds).

I'll take pics
Cinnys Whinny is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 01-27-2013, 10:10 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,157
• Horses: 0
What's keyhole? Some of those classes sound fun.

You just have to see your don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 01-28-2013, 09:31 AM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: mid Colorado
Posts: 285
• Horses: 0
I think keyhole is one barrel at the other end of the arena and you run to it around it then back to the start, if my mermory serves me right.
Posted via Mobile Device
Live2Ride15 is offline  

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello in Cinny's dad/Cinny Whinny's husband/financier robohog Meet the Community 20 11-26-2011 05:11 PM
Playday events and patterns... Velvetgrace Western Riding 4 04-26-2011 12:03 PM
Playday and Open Horse Show CarrieLewis Horse Talk 1 11-24-2009 07:11 PM
Fun Playday Ideas? Twilight Arabians Western Riding 4 09-16-2009 09:10 PM
Scary Playday Small_Town_Girl Horse Riding 3 05-06-2009 01:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome