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        08-04-2010, 05:42 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
    I was at a gaming show a while ago and one of the events is jumping figure 8. You have to run up and jump over a pole that is like 10 inches off the ground, and run up to 3 barrels do figure 8s and run back.
    Well Romeo didn't want to hit the pole, so he jumped like an extra foot to clear the jump (Great right?) well no, at the end of the run the judge was like "Dani, your horse reset the timer, so it is a no time".
    DANG....

    Here is a pic:
    (Yes I was completely unprepared for this jump haha)
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        08-08-2010, 10:34 PM
      #22
    Foal
    Alright, here it goes :)
    This was my first schooling show in years, probably three. I showed LOADS as a young kid, but once I turned 11 I decided to take a break from showing and focus focus focus on my riding in general.
    Well, I was taking a rescue pony Snickers, who is the first horse I've ever retrained. It was his first show, and when he's away from his best bud, he goes NUTS. He whinnies like no other every few seconds and there's no stopping him. Well a good friend of mine from the barn was riding in the indoor, so I decided to go watch her ride. It was about a minute and a half long hunter course and I decided Snickers could fend on his own for that long. I put him in the washstall and ran off to see my friend ride. Well, I came back and little pony managed to TURN AROUND in the crossties! So his butt was out of the washstall, and his head was pointed toward the backwall of the washstall. This pony has magical powers ;)
    And at the same show, in our class(it was only a crossrail class, no biggie!) Right before I went in the judge told me, "Now be careful. I'm sure you already know this but you have no neck to hold onto!" LOL! I liked that judge, came home with 2 firsts and 2 seconds!
    Oh, and for perspective, I am 5' 5" and my pony was 12.1 :)
         
        08-09-2010, 01:55 PM
      #23
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WithABitOfHope    
    Alright, here it goes :)
    This was my first schooling show in years, probably three. I showed LOADS as a young kid, but once I turned 11 I decided to take a break from showing and focus focus focus on my riding in general.
    Well, I was taking a rescue pony Snickers, who is the first horse I've ever retrained. It was his first show, and when he's away from his best bud, he goes NUTS. He whinnies like no other every few seconds and there's no stopping him. Well a good friend of mine from the barn was riding in the indoor, so I decided to go watch her ride. It was about a minute and a half long hunter course and I decided Snickers could fend on his own for that long. I put him in the washstall and ran off to see my friend ride. Well, I came back and little pony managed to TURN AROUND in the crossties! So his butt was out of the washstall, and his head was pointed toward the backwall of the washstall. This pony has magical powers ;)
    And at the same show, in our class(it was only a crossrail class, no biggie!) Right before I went in the judge told me, "Now be careful. I'm sure you already know this but you have no neck to hold onto!" LOL! I liked that judge, came home with 2 firsts and 2 seconds!
    Oh, and for perspective, I am 5' 5" and my pony was 12.1 :)
    haha cute! I'd love to see pics! I'm 5'1" and ride a 14.1 large pony -- ponies rule! Hehe
         
        08-09-2010, 04:04 PM
      #24
    Foal
    Once a bug decided to fly into my horses ear right before we got to the jump. She shook her head, stopped at the jump and I fell off. Another time we were showing and we had a really long spot to the fence. My horse launched herself over and I fell onto her neck. She started to panic and I was trying to get myself back in the saddle. Then we stopped, took a 5 second breather and then carried on like nothing happened. Other than that I can't really think of anything too funy that has happened.
         
        08-15-2010, 08:23 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ErikaLynn    
    How'd the horse know the course sans rider??
    I had ridden it before her on the same horse. Seeing as this horse did amazing with me she thought she would take him for a spin too. Unfortunately, she had never ridden him before in her life and really.. hadn't even jumped much anyways!
         
        08-15-2010, 08:38 PM
      #26
    Yearling
    I just remembered my most embarrassing show ever.
    I was at an event, doing elementary level on a horse that NO ONE liked to ride. He was stubborn, stiff, and didn't walk [just jigged along] Well. I loved him, for some reason me and him clicked. I trained for MONTHS for this event. We knew we wouldn't do great in dressage, but we'd get through it the best we can [He doesn't go on the bit, he rides with his head up in a ewe position even though he doesn't have a ewe neck, his canter is a near gallop.] We knew where we would have trouble was stadium jumping. He was HUGE on refusing, he would throw his shoulder at every jump 3 our 4 times before going over. We knew cross country would go fine because he loves being out there alone and is great on the course [no refusals, good times etc]

    Well the day came. We get in the dressage arena prepared for our mediocre test. He is so freaking nervous it's insane. On our first canter circle he threw his shoulder [which he never did with me before] pointed in the opposite direction and started to gallop. I turned him back onto the circle and made it seem like it never happened. Then we transitioned to trot and as we approached the letter C, HE JUMPED OUT OF THE DRESSAGE RING! The judge, in a very snooty tone, said "I think you better stop.."

    Well, it was a schooling show, I got to do the test over, it wasn't any better and he broke into a canter every other step, but this time he didn't jump out. We were eliminated but aloud to compete in the rest of the show.

    Stadium came next, our dreaded area of the event. He rode every fence without a single refusal, run out or hesitation. Great!

    Then cross country came, his favorite. The second jump he came off at a gallop, did a 360 turn from under me and sent me on my rump going downhill. I injured my tailbone, and it hurt so bad I SCREAMED and it echoed. So embarrassing. I got back on though, finished the course. My mom and trainer were worried because two horses that went after me came back before me. My adrenaline was so high I was able to ride the rest of the 10 jumps. But the EMT nearly dragged me into an ambulance [I begged him otherwise.]

    Worst.Show.Ever.
         
        08-15-2010, 09:59 PM
      #27
    Foal
    So I hadn't showed in like 4 years so I decided to go with my trainer to a little local show and ride the horse I've been riding for 3 years.
    The problem: he's an OTTB with a serious hyperactivity problem
    I get there early the morning of the show to warm him up and take him over the jumps. I lunge him for 15-20 mins and hack him. All fine. First jump. Trotting then 3 strides before are bucks then he takes it 1ft over the jump. I'm over the neck, sitting on his withers, at this point with one stirrup. The stride after the jump is another buck as I try to get him to stop. I land on my butt in front of everyone.

    The show itself was very good considering. We were in novice so 2'6-2'9 courses. Of course my trainer never lets me practice that high in lessons so I was like "holy shiz" for the first oxer. Well this lovely OTTB has, you guessed it, a problem with going hunter pace and stopping. So I decided to just half-gallop since at least we would be going the same pace the whole course instead of speeding up and me looking like a fool trying to slow him down.
    We came third overall in EVERY SINGLE CLASS to the freaking show ponies and 12-year-old girls. Considering I was 17 and riding a half-crazy OTTB we did pretty well but, I mean, come on.........
         
        08-17-2010, 11:23 AM
      #28
    Foal
    I was schooling at a horse show, I was waiting for my trainer to give me instructions, and on a outside line, two riders going opposite directions cantered into the line, jumped the first jump at the exact same time. Passed each other directly in the middle, and jumped the last jump at the exact same time! Thank goodness they didn't crash or anything...
         

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