Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
There's a video somewhere of a lady who rides a black mare completely tack-less to Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw in memory of her father. She does a complete reining pattern, even a few spins. Can't remember the name...
But anywho, she was on an episode of Ellen [Degenerous, LOVE HER!] and the lady put Ellen on her horse - tacked up, of course - and had her spin. She just put a little bit of leg on and the horse spun around. Apparently, the firmer the leg pressure, the faster the spin. But Ellen only did about half a circle and was like, "Woah... O_O" when they stopped. It was cute, if you can find the clip. =]
On another note, Ricci doesn't like to spin. Or turn quickly, she hates it. Gracie, on the other hand, will probably love it. She's going to be my western gaming pony. So in a several years when she's broke and we do our first spin, I'll let you know how it feels, haha.
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