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post #21 of 32 Old 08-15-2013, 12:38 AM
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I used to specialize in riding/retraining somewhat dangerous horses. If they reared, bucked, dead bolted, or did any other equally dangerous things, I rode them. Well, at least till I got smarter. Too many injuries. I only ride nice horses now. Lol

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post #22 of 32 Old 08-15-2013, 12:38 AM
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Jumper, not hunter. However I need my horse to cooperate, that would be nice.

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post #23 of 32 Old 08-15-2013, 12:59 AM
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Growing up, i specialized in eventing and jumpers because that is what the barn I took lessons at specialized in. Even now while I am at college I stay in day to day contact with my old instructor/barn owner. She taught me for 14 years of my life and she is like my 2nd mom!

Here at school, I am going for the jack of all trades I suppose. I have a good friend/trainer here who rode/competed with my previous trainer back in the day (its a small world after all..) and who helps me work on dressage and jumping. I have also gotten into competitive trail riding with Drifter and have fooled around with play day events, etc. I had never been to a play day before until I came down here and they are AWESOME. I have a blast. I dabbled in barrels for a little because that is what Drifter was trained for I found out. That didnt last.

My main focus/specialization is still eventing. I am getting back into the "serious" swing of things now that I have found my new trainer and a horse who wants the job. I still have a blast just messing around with Drifter though. Sometimes that just cant be beat
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post #24 of 32 Old 08-15-2013, 01:12 AM
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Falling off.
LOL, I don't know about you, but I was never able to be very graceful at that .



For the most part, I specialize in ranch work; roping cattle, driving cattle, herding cattle, sorting cattle, etc. In between all the cattle, though, it's mostly just extreme trail-riding LOL.
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post #25 of 32 Old 08-15-2013, 02:17 AM
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Robs, a good few years ago you shared a video of you working with your dogs, can you share that again? It's so cool, and different.
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post #26 of 32 Old 08-15-2013, 12:25 PM
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Sure! I need to get a decent camera so that I can get some new video though. Half the dogs in these videos were still very young and didn't exactly know what they were doing LOL.



And just because I have it, this is some really crappy video of us shipping cattle last fall. (turn your volume down, there's a lot of yelling)
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post #27 of 32 Old 08-15-2013, 02:29 PM
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My specialty: Going from point A to point B the way I asked.
My 4 year old mare's specialty: doing the point A to point B thing, but finding all the holes and obnoxious trees in the distance between the two!
My friend's mare will stop and not go when she has a hole.. mine, she wants to see how deep it is!
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post #28 of 32 Old 08-15-2013, 10:09 PM
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I guess you could say I concentrate in equitation, but eventually I would like to get into dressage and eventing, mainly dressage so my long legs might actually be useful!

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post #29 of 32 Old 08-15-2013, 10:38 PM
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I specialize in Barrel Racing mainly.

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post #30 of 32 Old 08-15-2013, 11:47 PM
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LOL, I don't know about you, but I was never able to be very graceful at that .



For the most part, I specialize in ranch work; roping cattle, driving cattle, herding cattle, sorting cattle, etc. In between all the cattle, though, it's mostly just extreme trail-riding LOL.

LOL! I guess I should of not said I "specialize" in falling off. I may do it a lot, but I am just not very good at it.
I could have a hand on my rope strap, the other in the horses mane, one spur hung in my cantle, the other leg sticking out on the opposite side of the horse from under the belly and my butt two inches off the ground yelling- "I did not fall off because my butt has not hit the earth!....yet....."
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