An FFA Adventure - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 03-12-2012, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,403
• Horses: 1
An FFA Adventure

Well I yesterday I had my first FFA horse judging contest! It was a fail of epic proportions! xD We left from my school at 2:20 and got to Chico at about 8:30. There was a rave going on at the hotel when we got there. Mr. Silva came and got on the bus and announced, "There are scary people in neon clothes in the hallways. Don't talk to them!" As we were unloading our stuff from under the bus, a guy and a girl came running out holding hands and laughing and ran off in to the dark of the parking lot. xD We all know how that'un ended up! lol

So the place we were going to judge was about half an hour away from the college, where the rest of the competitions were taking place so we had to leave at 6:00, half an hour before everyone else, so we didn't get breakfast. Which was fine... it just made it worse when we ate lunch late!! xD

So we judged several classes of really crappy horses... We judged a huge QH built paint in a Thoroughbred class... which was interesting... haha! Needless to say, even though it was a really nice horse, he was placed at the bottom of class. At least... he should have been! We're judging by breed standards, after all! haha I'll get to that later.

I had a terrible time with the reining class. I've never seen bad reining before! I didn't know where to place emphasis... and the pattern was new to me since I've never ridden a reining pattern before and never understood it. That was easy to figure out... however, I was seriously stumped about a lot of it. I've watched NRHA reining before, but when it came to BAD reining. I was like.... whaaat? xD

Anyways, my reasons sucked and I had to look at my notes on both.

It was a lot of fun, though!! The team I was on was the more experienced of the two at Minarets and we placed 16 out of 28. The other team placed 22 out of 28. :)

The judge, however, had me seriously confused. There was an english pleasure class (I had that one in the bag!) and she was talking about one of the horses. She was like "he's a great mover, has lots of scope..." I went... WTF?! lol that was SUCH a dumb remark. It's a FLAT class! That's like saying he had a nice canter in a walk-trot class! lol I laughed at that one (not till after though... I'm not rude! xD) She really liked to hear herself talk! haha (: These words... I don't think she knows what they mean...

So then the bus broke down... xD And we were stuck on the side of the freeway for a while. Mrs. Mattes had a car and she ferried all of us (45 students and some teachers) to an In-N-Out 7 at a time. xD We slowly took over the place! haha! We were 9 hours from the school, so they miraculously got a hold of a charter bus and we drove back. We stopped in Sacramento and switched buses. We got to the school at 4:17 a.m. Talk about zombies! xD

So that's my adventure for the weekend!!

The hills were bathed in moonlight, the shadows not so stark;
Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
I love you, Mudpie!
mudpie is offline  

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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
Mane Bag adventure twogeldings Horse Grooming 11 06-25-2012 03:32 PM
My Adventure ;) BarrelBunny Trail Riding 10 02-15-2012 05:53 PM
denny's hopefully not last adventure kait18 Member Journals 11 02-07-2012 07:23 PM
My passion for adventure! carlacooper Horse Talk 0 05-12-2009 03:59 AM

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