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post #11 of 16 Old 03-11-2019, 12:30 PM
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There's a few groups in N Texas adding mounted archery to their play day games. My Trailriding friend, T, has been invited to try it out. She has a couple of horses that are straight line runners (as opposed to her hot barrel horse) smooth smooth gaits - said she could ride with no hands on those two, so she's wanting to at least try it one weekend. I'd love to see that!


I wish I could ride well enough to participate in this type of thing - but I just don't. I doubt I ever will. I have no natural sense of balance. :P I'll just stick to brush popping.

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post #12 of 16 Old 03-11-2019, 12:37 PM
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I line in Virginia and here when I was in 4H (I aged out in 2015 or 2016) but the last year of two I went to state 4H show they replaced keyhole with stakes race. Stakes race is when 2 pole bending poles are used and they are lined up straight in front of the start gate and the rider must run in and make basically just a figure 8 around the poles. The time starts and ends in the middle of the figure 8.
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post #13 of 16 Old 03-11-2019, 01:05 PM
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I line in Virginia and here when I was in 4H (I aged out in 2015 or 2016) but the last year of two I went to state 4H show they replaced keyhole with stakes race. Stakes race is when 2 pole bending poles are used and they are lined up straight in front of the start gate and the rider must run in and make basically just a figure 8 around the poles. The time starts and ends in the middle of the figure 8.
Oh that's perfect. I told my kid I would buy him a real gaming horse if he proved he really wanted to stick with it so this year he's on my TWH. She's perfect because she is stubborn enough he will have to learn to steer with both his legs and his reins but she's docile and forgiving so she won't punish him for his mistakes.

That sounds like a course he can handle without being too sloppy.

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post #14 of 16 Old 03-11-2019, 08:23 PM
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This sort of thing aka Mounted Games
Competitions are run at local level through to a World championship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jxna5MquTU
We're actually learning to do this at the barn I board at! It's very fun, although we are no way in the level that they play at! Those riders and their ponies are hardcore.
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post #15 of 16 Old 03-12-2019, 11:06 AM
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The title of that sub forum has been changed to Mounted Games and Gymkhana to make it clearer to global members.
The Mounted Shooting and Archery is currently under Western Riding, I have asked for it to be moved as mounted archery isn't western specific but not sure where we're up to with that one

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post #16 of 16 Old 03-12-2019, 11:30 AM
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Got a few oldie videos on my YouTube. Here I am winning the dizzy bat race. Those crazy people made you spin around NINE times! Lucky for me, I don't get dizzy.







Red and I doing the tunnel race (although they used an applicance box). We didn't place but I was just happy that Red didn't leave me, LOL.






Doing the hangman's race with a friend on her pony. I believe we took 2nd or 3rd.






My mother doing the Ring Race on our beloved Crinkle who is no longer with us. She wasn't the fastest but she'd put you in perfect position along the fence!






My mother and I winning the sack race. You have to make one full 360 "loop" without letting go. Time starts in front of the crows nest.






And my mother and I trying to do the Scoop Shovel race, LOL. My horse wasn't too fond of pulling me. Of course, the slower you go, the heavier you are.






It's supposed to be done FAST like this as it's easier for the horse (but dirtier for the shovel rider!!!). Not the best video, but my friend and I whooped everyone. She's quite the hand. (and yes, we did cross the time line at a full RUN with me on the shovel, LOL)


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