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    12-16-2012, 12:47 PM
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Cool IEA horse show Dec. 15... crazy bucking and running

Yesterday I traveled to Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas also know as Brunson. I was entered in Future Novice (Crossrails), and I was feeling pretty good! I drew a horse named Roxy for my first over fences class. She was a highstrung pony, and our warm up was WONDERFUL. We get into the ring, and everything falls apart. She is taking off, I dropped my reins, etc., my next ride, my flat class, I pulled a green Trakhener named Julie. We went in and we were doing good, but we got too close to another horse for her liking and she bucked. I mean, full out. Once I thought I had my seat and I could stop her, she bucked again and I basically did an aerial over her head and took the reins with me. I stood up, grabbed my crop, and walked out with another trainer and mine. I was about to go clean up when, literally 30 seconds after I was out of the ring, was called to be given a re-ride. I got on a horse named Larkin, went in with my crop that he supposedly needed, and we had no major problems, I was counted off for my eq. Because I was really nervous and scared after what had just happened and I had a side stitch, which earned me 6th place. But I am happy with that because I at least stayed on and survived. In Show B, I was assigned a Clydesdale cross that was as sweet as could be and the girl that had just ridden him had earned 2nd place so I felt pretty confident. I get in and we are doing really good, but I hadn't anticipated that we weren't going to be able to make it in between a horse and a jump standard so I had to turn him suddenly, which made him really mad and he started bucking, and I landed on his neck miraculously. I got off his neck and on the saddle, and walked out. I got on my second crossrails horse and warmed up, I felt OK about him, went in and we did good, but not good enough to place against 12 other riders. I am OK that out of 5 classes, I only placed once, because I have learned what I need to work on!
     
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    12-19-2012, 10:48 PM
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Holy cow. Do people all bring their most obnoxious horses to those shows? They all sound like monsters. I'm so glad I chose a discipline where I ride my own horse. Sounds like you did well considering the cards you had to play.
     
    01-08-2013, 10:05 AM
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It's hard to just watch a horse and then get on and show. I do however love this aspect of IEA and ISHA!! It shows people's real talent. It sounds like your draws were temperamental and not so cooperative!! There should not have even been a green horse in the Future Novice class!!!! Good job getting back on for another ride especially after your aerial!!!!! I would say with horses you don't know and especially ones that have had NUMEROUS different riders on them all day...give them A LOT of space between other horses and objects. And try to be a little extra sensitive to them....much easier said sitting at my computer than riding! Good luck...keep us posted!
     
    01-28-2013, 08:40 AM
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Oh man!! Really, I haven't had such tough luck in IEA yet, but I'll knock on wood... In a show this weekend, I got this wonderfully spooky pony for crossrails. He supposedly didn't have a flying lead change, but before I could make him do a simple, they started popping out of nowhere! Anyway, right before the last fence, he saw something in the stands and spooked. This was one stride before it, too. We made it over okay and got the lead change, but he was still galloping and carrying on... I finally got him to calm down by steering him in a small, tight circle right in front of the gate. The judge apparently awarded me oints for keeping him under control, and I was awarded 2nd out of 9 (I had ended up getting to go last in the class). My point is, it's just the luck of the draw; you can't do anything about it. You just have to smile and look pretty and pretend it's the best ride of your life (believe me, I've had to do it more than once!!) ;)
     

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