Our first dressage show! - The Horse Forum

 2Likes
  • 2 Post By teamfire
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 08-10-2013, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 292
• Horses: 1
Our first dressage show!

Ok, first dressage schooling show (done alongside the 'actual' show), but still! I've never been in or even ever attended any kind of horse show, so it was a little scary! .

It was a weekend sort of thing, so my horse, Capataz, spent a 4 days there. We only did two tests, because I wanted it to be super easy and chill as possible. He was AMAZING. He acted like a veteran and was happy and cheerful the whole time. No spooking, bolting, shying or calling out even at any time, including in the ring! Maybe a little nervous in the warm up ring, since he always so worried about crossing other horses' paths, but even then, he was just amazing.

As for our actual tests... got 61.something% on the first and 62.7% on the second. I was pretty tense during the whole thing, so I was a little tight on the reins so he never got to stretch into the contact, but he was good nonetheless.

Sad thing is, trotting up the center line for the final time, I finally relaxed and let go of the reins and he stretched forward... and that was my only 8, hahaha. But at least I know I just have to RELAX!

And here are some photos. =) You're welcome to comment or critique anything, if you wish. But I am pretty aware of my mistakes.

(Photos are linked from facebook, let me know if it doesn't work)













From the second test:


teamfire is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 08-17-2013, 08:38 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,217
• Horses: 1
Gorgeous!!
howrsegirl123 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 08-17-2013, 09:26 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 16,732
• Horses: 1
Well done!!!

Just a thing I noticed.. you hold a lot of tension in your face. I bet relaxing your face will also help relax the rest of you :)

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
Skyseternalangel is online now  
post #4 of 5 Old 08-17-2013, 09:41 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Powhatan, Virginia
Posts: 877
• Horses: 2
You guys look great! Congratulations, you and your boy did very well. Showing is supposed to be fun, not torture for the both of you. Sounds like you guys had a great time.
xlionesss is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 08-18-2013, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 292
• Horses: 1
Thanks!!!

I was pretty tense. XP. But most of my scunching is the sun in my face. I must be part vampire because going outside on a gray day is still too bright for me and I spend my life squinting. Are modest sunglasses allowed in the ring I wonder???
teamfire is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need a Dressage Show Name! Julirs Dressage 6 10-15-2011 08:43 PM
Dressage show (3rd one so far) kitten_Val English Riding 8 08-02-2011 06:54 AM
Dressage show on RFDTV MyBoyPuck Dressage 8 05-17-2011 04:47 PM
First dressage Show crimson88 Dressage 9 03-14-2011 12:06 AM
First Dressage show! AllyKatSki1 Dressage 11 10-09-2009 05:43 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