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post #31 of 137 Old 02-05-2008, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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glad i could help and glad you learned somehting! and yes it is called dressage. it it kind of like huntseat in apperance b :) ut much trickier to learn. you have to make the horse do all diiferent kinds of things by using pretty much JUST YOUR LEGS. i havent tried to accomplish that and dont think i ever will. it just seems like to much work to enjoy the riding. my horse "Happy" knows how to do dressage. her old owners taught her and it is fun to play around and see if i can get her to do some of the steps sometimes. (usually i have no clue what the cue is ) one day i was cantering her around and was trying to slow her down a bit so i pulled back on the reins a bit and she kept cantering but in shorter and shorter strides. i actually got her to canter in place! :D she move her legs like she was cantering but stayed in one spot. it was really fun! so i guess once you laern to do dressage it wouldnt be so bad.

and by the way.... the reins can be a bit longer in huntseat but usually they just look longer because you give the horse more slack. in saddleseat you have the reins really tight to keep the horses head up.
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post #32 of 137 Old 02-06-2008, 10:07 AM
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As I was reading how you were slowing Happy down, I was actually visualising the whole thing - it appeared to be really beautiful! :)

How do you give names to your horses?
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post #33 of 137 Old 02-06-2008, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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everyone names their horses a different way but i like to wait and watch them for a few months before i give them a name. i like to give them a name that fits their character or apperance. when you breed show horses you might name them after a famous parent. we have done that twice. george's real name is SpectaCall. we capitalized the "c" and added an extra "l" to make the word "Call" because his father is a well known morgan named "call to order" tessy's real name is Intensity. we didnt capaitalize the "t" but in her name is the word "ten" because her father is "Tennison". we didnt name happy but her parents names were "pazzaz" and "happy time" so she was named "happy hour". so there are many different ways to name your horses.
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That's also common for naming race horses. Our mare was named Tavianne. She was bred with King Loma (his dad's name was Donut King lol) so we named the colt TaviLoma. But most of our other horses either had names when we bought them or, like you said Crazy4fish, got their names from their personalities. We had a white quarterhorse appropriately named Marshmallow because she was white and a bit on the "heavy" side. She was very comfortable to ride bareback because she was soft as a marshmallow lol!

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i like the name donut king the best! lol!
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post #36 of 137 Old 02-10-2008, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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have any of you guys ever barrel raced? doesnt have to be in a competition but even at your house or barn?
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Yes, I have . It was just in a local gymkana. It was fun!

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post #38 of 137 Old 02-10-2008, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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i havent really barrel raced but at my lesson barn we try to barrel race around water buckets. it was really fun so i just wanted to know if anyone had actually done it the right way.
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post #39 of 137 Old 02-11-2008, 07:50 AM
hehe whats barrel racing?
ive done a small gymkana and two mini dressage competitions when i was younger.
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Barrel racing is when 3 barrels are set up and you race around them in a cloverleaf pattern without knocking them over. You have to cross your tracks when you go around the barrels. Fastest time wins.
(I tried to do a diagram but it didn't turn out)

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