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post #1 of 8 Old 11-27-2009, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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What Has Your Ring Savvy Horse Done?

When I was showing, my horse got to be very ring savvy. She knew the pattern, walk, trot, canter, reverse, walk, trot, canter, lineup, backup. Pretty much the same in every equatation or pleasure rail class.

I knew she became too ring savvy when one day we were trotting along the rail and the announcer came on and said, "Hotdogs are ready at the concession stand", and my horse broke into a nice canter (she thought the announcer said, "Canter your horses please, all canter". LOL!
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-27-2009, 09:16 PM
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lol I can't say my horse has ever done something random like that lol but we were in a walk, trot class and somebody in the exercise arena whistled and my horse stopped dead in his tracks, rolled back and took off toward the man who whistled lol. That was extremely embarassing, not to mention we were disqualified :(
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I work very hard to keep my horses honest in the ring. The last thing I want is for them to start anticipating what comes next and that is a big problem with reiners at times.

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haha when me n my horse went to a hunter show we entered a bunch of classes, but the patturn was pretty much the same, and on the last class i almost screwed up the patturn, i asked him to turn, btu he refused and turned the other way.... turned out he was right! haha in dressage we never drill a test at home, haha the judges can tell if we do and weare docked marks.

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Rowdy, the horse I show in the summer, does that! They say canter and off he goes! =]] I love him!

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Some of the drill horses get to know the patterns better than some of the riders.
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ive never had trouble with a horse doing that, but i have really messed up hearing, & ive miss heard the judge loads of times & got marked down for doing something totally different ! now i just watch what other people in the class are doing to make sure =P

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-28-2009, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by nrhareiner View Post
I work very hard to keep my horses honest in the ring. The last thing I want is for them to start anticipating what comes next and that is a big problem with reiners at times.
I have the same problem (I don't rein) but sometimes at little schooling shows I'll ask if I can ride with the class and not be judged. Then when we turn around and D cranks his head in the air and get's ansy we just walk while everyone else works hehehe

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