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post #11 of 18 Old 11-06-2013, 01:30 AM
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My favourite "Stop and Snort like you mean it" moment was when we were riding on the road, our regular route! But oh my. 30 feet from us were two miniature donkeys. 17.3 Percheron, spooking at mini donkeys. I laughed. I patted her, told her they weren't going to eat her. But she really had no idea what they were.
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post #12 of 18 Old 11-06-2013, 04:51 AM
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today I got a horizontal teleport after changing my whip from side to side- something that has never happened before! I guess there is a first time for everything ;)

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post #13 of 18 Old 11-06-2013, 05:31 AM
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I've experienced all of these and more. My downfall is the rodeo bronc. If it goes on for too long we'll eventually part company.
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post #14 of 18 Old 11-06-2013, 06:15 PM
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Destiny does all except The Rodeo Bronc. Her characteristic spook is Strike a Pose and Snort Like You Mean It. I cannot count the number of times she's done this. XD
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post #15 of 18 Old 11-06-2013, 06:38 PM
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Ugh; I've experienced all of these except for the broncing, thankfully...I've had horses toss me 3-4 bucks in succession but they're usually pretty weak. I'm just waiting for the day that I meet a real bucker.

My currently filly though, is actually a "Strike a Pose and Snort Like You Mean It" type of girl; which I actually kind of like. I'd much prefer that she do that than any sort of levitating off of the ground. The first time we went past a 10 ft tall haloween ghost though, I kid you not...she did a perfect air above ground with zero warning. One second she was just being ultra-snorty like she always is (she sounds like she has run a marathon when she's nervous), the next she's 3' in the air above me. It was actually rather hilarious.

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post #16 of 18 Old 11-06-2013, 06:44 PM
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Walka and I did most of them this past Sunday! Fortunately I stayed in the saddle, but did not enjoy any of it. Amazingly, he is usually very steady, just goes to show that all hell can break loose with any horse.

I personally was impressed with the combinations he chose. For instance, we entered the arena (at a friends place) as a Grand Prix Dressage horse wannabe and quickly transitioned into a Panicked Pirouette and then added a nicely done Vertical Teleport. We almost did the Rodeo Bronc, but he was quickly shut down with a One rein stop. Of course on the way to the arena we did a beautiful Horizontal Teleport when he noticed a "horse-eating" rock!

I've decided to chalk it up to high winds, not being ridden for 5 weeks and leaving our place and expecting the best when he was clearly telling me he was losing his mind. My bad!

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post #17 of 18 Old 11-06-2013, 06:45 PM
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I've done them all! Luckily Ihaven't fallen off yet either! Our new horse has the best, "stop and snort like you mean it" and my current horse has the best "veritcal teleport" and "pirroute"

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post #18 of 18 Old 11-06-2013, 07:26 PM
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My horse has a wonderful vertical teleport. She could put the lipizzaners to shame. The nice thing about it- she somehow does it so smoothly you don't leave the saddle.

I was giving a beginner kid a ride one day and she did the airs above the ground. The girl didn't move out of her seat. Don't ask me how, but that is one smooth horse! One reason why I only ride her bareback!

My other mare is a strike a pose horse. If she doesn't like it she stops and that is about as much spook as she has. Thankfully... Her trot is bouncy as hell and her canter is horrid. Lovely personality but jarring gaits. If she was an up in the airs horse you would get bounced right off.

I hate the bucking bronc. Even if I can stay on it always scares me!
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