So me and Shay-la are entering a gymkhana in two weeks! It's strictly for fun, I'm not out to win anything since I've never done gymkhana on my mare and she's being a dreamboat trooper for me. We finally snagged some vids today of our very first practice! We're taking it fairly slow, we'd rather they understand what's being asked of them. Both mares are ridden in french link snaffles.
We're open to any critiques! I know I need to tighten up a bit with my Arab mare, and I know the only reason she struggles is from my aids. Being a heavy rider on a pogo stick Arab, I'm not overly graceful I need to stop leaning for her, sit more quietly, and not throw my reins away so much. As far as Cinder and Shay-la, I swear they look perfect! Keep in mind, this is the very first time Zierra has done this at all, and Cinder has only barrel raced once two years ago.
Gymkhana :: ZierraPoles.flv video by Moki2009 - Photobucket
Me & Zierra doing pole bending
Gymkhana :: ZierraBarrels.flv video by Moki2009 - Photobucket
Me & Zierra doing barrel racing
Gymkhana :: CinderPoles.flv video by Moki2009 - Photobucket
Shay-la & Cinder doing pole bending
Gymkhana :: CinderBarrels.flv video by Moki2009 - Photobucket
Shay-la & Cinder doing barrel racing