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    11-05-2008, 01:52 AM
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Foal
My first pony club show - some questions

Hey everyone!!!

This sunday will be my first show on my horse Chester! I'm still a novice rider so I have no idea what to expect.

One question I have is when you do a figure of 8 in a canter and your horse is suppost to change legs, well, my horse doesn't! Does that mean I have to pull him back into a trot to get him on the right leg?

Thanks! By the way it is a casual show ( I think)
     
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    11-05-2008, 02:40 PM
  #2
Green Broke
I know you ride a different style than I do, but with saddleseat you actually stop in the middle of your "8" and then pick up the correct lead/move on.

Hope you have a great time!
     
    11-05-2008, 09:40 PM
  #3
Foal
Thanks :)

So I pull him back to a trot?
     
    11-13-2008, 07:05 PM
  #4
Trained
Nomrally at a gymkhana they will ask for a simple change, which is when you come back to trot and pick up the correct lead.
     
    11-14-2008, 02:09 AM
  #5
Foal
The judge will usually tell you what sort of change to go, so a flying change is staying in canter, simple change is going back to trot for a few strides and a walk through is going back to a walk for a few strides. If the judge dosn't say which to do ask.
     
    11-16-2008, 06:32 PM
  #6
Weanling
Like mentioned above, for small shows only a simple change through the trot is required. Just make sure the transitions are clean and your horse doesn't rush and you'll be fine.

Good luck
     
    11-19-2008, 01:51 AM
  #7
Foal
Smile

Hey, when I had my first pony club show, the judge told me that when I was doing a figure 8, cantering, to just trot at the lead change becasue my horse couldnt do it... and im pretty sure it was the same for everyone else, so I think it would be for you to! Good luck, anyway, and tell us how it goes!
     

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