Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Glad to see you back horseluver...I hope you have been busy riding ;)
It is time to start getting horses in show condition, yay!! I am proud to say that Dez is already there as it comes to fitness. His muscles are looking beautious these days, and his topline is fabulous, BUT we still have plenty of finishing to do as far as technique goes. :) I also have to build up his stamina because on top of several shows, I plan on cometing in competitive trail open, which is 50 miles trot/lope pace over 2 days.
I am starting to place my spring orders for show clothes...a new video camera/camera for the season (broke the old one :( ), and tack. Yay!!
My first event is the annual Parade of Stallions , on May 11 (mothers day - isn't that ironic). I am getting really nervous! Dez is really starting to get his slides, rollbacks, spins, and flying leads, but he needs much refining, and we have to put it all together. Not to mention, he will obviously not be as good 350 miles away in the presence of tens of other stallions, mares, and foals as he is at home. Yikes!! I am getting scared. :) It is different than showing around here - although after that, show season should seem like a breeze. I want to do a ground pattern, a reining pattern, and a bridle-less stop at the stallion parade for my presentation - we will se if my goals are too high. :)
Ideas for a routine are welcome. It is basically anything you want to do in your set time (about 5 minutes) to show off your stallion. I am sure I will be posting a video for critiquing soon to get feedback. :)