This is Patty, 13 yr old, Oaks bred Holsteiner mare by Luganda out of Suprise. This is her first REAL show season, fresh off a season of Fox Hunting with the Red Rock Hounds. We think she has huge potential. She still is a little spooky, but she tries real hard and Audrey (her rider) is doing a WONDERFUL job with her. They are currently competing in the Level 1′s and 2′s! Currently offered for sale out of Red Rock Hounds. We posted a picture of Patty last winter, I believe when she first started over fences and she received praise. Just wondering what you guys think now! Please judge horse only!
I have started jumping my OTTB in a hackamore.
I bought a cheap, cheap one from the local feed store that didn’t have HUGELY long shanks on it, because I wanted him to get used to it.
It is horridly ugly though.. and I know that I like it now, so I was just wondering what brand you use on your horse?
I’m not opposted to spending the two hundo on the Kombi, but is it worth it? I have a dark brown bridle that it needs to match (if it is leather).
Oliver and I wound up fourth in this class, because the judge said she wanted to see me sit deeper into my saddle. I have the “half-seat” habit for Fox Hunting. This is my first time back in Hunters after three years of Jumpers. I have a great PMU Catch Ride though, and we are planning on doing the National Derby at Franktown Meadows (hopefully). In the class, I also had to break to the trot when a rider and I were heading to the same spot on the fence and I was cut off. There were six of us in the class, so it wasn’t a total loss. I know it’s a weird angle for the picture, but please judge Ollie and I. I also have a bad problem of “puppy dogging” my hands. We have until September to shape up for the Derby. Please judge both!
As a judge, I was wondering what you guys though about a riders equitation while in the Equitation flat classes. I ride in a slight half seat, mainly because of Fox Hunting. I went to a show and the judge said she likes to see people sit deep in their seat, yet I see many hunter riders in half seats. (One of my favorite videos on Equestrian Coach is the unnecessary drama video where he talks about that!). I also see a ton of people winning like that. As I am usually a 3′+ jumper, and this is my first time back in the hunter arena in almost three years.. I was wondering what you guys like to see? I am competing in a couple Derby’s this year, 2’9-3′ft Hunters, and Equitation.. What do you like to see in posture and the way a rider rides?
This was me at three and four years old. I rode in Virginia Beach with West Neck Creek Equestrian Center. These shows were both at Princess Ann Farm (I believe). That was the most amazing pony ever. I wish I was still in those neck of the woods so I could ride with them. West Neck Creek was the only barn that would take me at so young. All the Western Barns said I was too young. They told my mom to come on down so they could evaluate my level. They immediately told my mom I was ready to start riding. They (and that wonderful pony) are the reason I am where I am today! <3
Sorry it’s a facebook video because it wouldn’t upload to youtube.
This was Monty’s first show (he has been successful at many more since then!). He was a nervous wreck with NO respect for the little fences. He was what we like to call ‘gazelling’ through the whole course. We went into the three-footers after that, and he was so much more respectful. I was surprised I didn’t come off or we didn’t die. I’m glad that he goes around like the perfect jumper now. We also learned to NOT put him in the little fenced courses. Looking back now I think it was entertaining, and I was being a hauled around there like a banshee. No releases. No nothing. Just trying to stay on! WHOOT. We also changed his whole entire get-up after this show, and his whole program. Like I said, he is Mister Wonderful now at shows.. Please excuse my no leads, hands in the air, no release mess.. I was just trying to stay on!
This is the cutest horse ever, named Chief. He is an appendix whom is a sale horse at our barn. I started fox hunting him this winter for his owner because he proved to be a lot of horse for her. This was us schooling over some coops to get sale photos of him. The camera has a cracked screen so it’s a little blurry. We got in really deep to this coop. I got left behind so I tried to give him a bigger release. The coop comes off a REALLY tight corner, and he has actually not done a whole lot of cross-country jumping. He was very amazing though! Jumped some of the scariest jumps we have like they were nothing. He is offered for-sale though Red Rock Hounds in Reno, NV. I also was wearing a black pad with my saddle. So it looks like my saddle is huge, but it really isn’t that big!