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Month: December 2013

The 5 Day Challenge – Day 5

The 5 Day Challenge – Day 5

It’s the last day of Tracy‘s 5 day challenge! 21. Favorite classes to watch I love watching equitation medals and hunter derbies.  I know a lot of people find those classes super boring, but they’re my dream finals… way more-so than jumpers.  Grand prixs are exciting, but most times I would choose a derby over a grand prix in terms of entertainment value to me personally 🙂 22. What’s in your cooler at horse shows? Booze!  Actually no, not even a…

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Model Horse Showing – Performance

Model Horse Showing – Performance

Last week we talked about resins and customs and the week before we talked about OF halter, but this week we get to talk about my favorite part of model showing… performance! What is Performance showing? What is performance in a nutshell?  Well, remember how you played with your Breyer horses as a kid and had them jump over little jumps or run around little barrels and squealed with delight with the little saddles they wore? It’s pretty much that,…

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The 5 Day Challenge – Day 4

The 5 Day Challenge – Day 4

And we continue with  Tracy‘s 5 day challenge! 16. One thing you’d like to change about your horse I really wish he worried less.  Most of the time, you would think Simon is the most chill horse on the planet.  We’re talking reins on the buckle do anything kind of horse.  He’s his own worst enemy though.  The more complex the work is or certain situations (ie flat classes) get him totally worked up into a tizzy.  It’s not spooking.  It’s not…

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The 5 Day Challenge – Day 3

The 5 Day Challenge – Day 3

More  Tracy 5 day challenge fun! 11. Critique your horse’s conformation This one is hard, because I am not a conformation expert. I think he’s pretty well put together? He definitely has a high/long wither and a long, flat back.  Hind end is on the weak side.  His shoulder angle could probably be a little bit better?  Honestly I don’t know.  I’d love for any of you conformation buffs to offer your feedback in the comments! 12. Horse’s favorite riding exercise…

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