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post #11 of 14 Old 06-14-2013, 03:10 PM
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I once tried a class were rider and horse had to literally perform to their song of choice. I rode my Shire Blizzard to Its My Life by Bon Jovi. She did spins, sliding stops, canter, trot, walk, rear, half passes etc; I tried to incorporate a little from western and english. This was a ridden test. Blizzard reared when the lyric was "for Tommy and Jenna who never backed down" and spun when the lyrics were "don't bend don't break." The class was a lot of fun, I placed first out of ten people who were riding horses far leaner then my Shire. It doesn't have to be as advanced, maybe walk trot and canter.
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Musical mount/dismount

The trick is when the music stops, the rider dismounts on the near side but mounts from the off side.
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Wow, super old thread. I saw that I had posted and couldn't for the life of me remember this thread....then I saw the date and realized I would have been 13 at the time
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-14-2013, 05:38 PM
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Musical blocks - like musical chairs - when the music stops the kids dismount and lead the horses/ponies into the centre of the ring where the blocks are scattered and stand on one. You take a block out each time and the last 2 have to ride the circle in opposite directions to each other
Potato race - have potatos (or fake) placed on the top of poles that have to be collected one at a time and placed in a bucket (while mounted) at the end of the run. If you drop one you have to dismount and pick it up if you miss the bucket you have to do the same and remount before trying again
Bending race - weaving in and out of poles
Obstacle courses are good - having to open a gate or rope gate, pick a flag up and carry it to a bin and place in it, same with balloons, go under a laundry line, peg washing on a laundry line, step over a 'body' - make a scarecrow for that, ride into square made of poles and turn the horse around inside it without touching any, back up between parallel poles, ride past someone banging a drum.
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