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post #1 of 18 Old 11-05-2013, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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The art of spooking. (Funny)

Ok, forgive me if this has been posted already - I did a search and (to my amazement) can't seem to find it. ;)

Which one have YOU done?



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(In)Famous Spooking Styles : EVENTING NATION

Personally, I have one very memorable experience with the horizontal teleport. ;)

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post #2 of 18 Old 11-05-2013, 10:49 PM
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Love it. I've done them all! Thankfully not come off of them all though lol
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post #3 of 18 Old 11-05-2013, 10:55 PM
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Hahaha love it.

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post #4 of 18 Old 11-05-2013, 10:59 PM
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done them all! Most laughable was the rodeo bronc a couple years ago, my phone started ringing mid flight perfect timing
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post #5 of 18 Old 11-05-2013, 11:02 PM
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Hehe.. all of the above.

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post #6 of 18 Old 11-05-2013, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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There's a Belgian cross that I ride every now and then who is pretty darned good at the Dressage Horse Wannabe maneuver - he'll try to convince you that he's still trotting forward despite the obviously vicious horse-eating bunny 500 feet out in the field, but I swear he trotted backwards at least once. :)

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post #7 of 18 Old 11-05-2013, 11:04 PM
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I've done them all lol, but the feeling of leaving your stomach 2m to your left when you do the horizontal teleport is always a "fun" one. And Brock is king of the Rodeo Bronc impression, usually after one vertical teleport to destabilise my seat for the main event. And I knew one horse who was terribly graceless in the arena but out hacking round the park would do the most lovely Grand Prix Dressage Wannabe, and was very light on his feet in the panicked pirouette!

ETA: The rodeo bronc is the only one that will get me off though. Good work Brock...

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post #8 of 18 Old 11-05-2013, 11:15 PM
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My horses are known for the stopping spook. No snort but all three of my mares will do the head tilt, ears at full alert and get pretty bug eyed. I've done enough groundwork with the three of them that they are all pretty darn certain that the answer is that if they stand still, the scary thing will go away.

Outside of my mares, i've been on all of them.. I remember one buckskin overo gelding that spun fast enough to put a reiner to shame when he spooked. His previous owner had ingrained that awful habit after failing to teach a ORS. He would spin for minutes before he'd quit. More than once I got so dizzy that I got sick and both of us needed a bath after he quit and I dismounted. I hate the spinners.
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My mare does the stop and snort spook with me. With people she doesn't like she's the rodeo broc (and ALWAYS gets the rider off), and she often acts like the grad prix wanna be which is hilarious considering she's a 15hh quarter horse that's built like a tank (but she does a pretty good job of putting those warmbloods to shame in the moment haha). In hindsight though her "spooks" are really just her being sassy 99.9% of the time.

My gelding has both teleports down perfectly and is working on his pirouette now. (Though he also has the "Run away it's going to eat me" sprint down pat as well....)
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post #10 of 18 Old 11-05-2013, 11:27 PM
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Oliver is very good at the "stop and Snort Like You Mean It" spook, cause clearly his monstrous snort will scare away the minis 50 feet up the road xD Although he is becoming quite fluent in his Pirouette, and once he even did a Panicked Pirouette combined with a Horizontal Teleport, it was a work of art, when viewing it from the ground ;)
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