Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dressage show outtakes

When you're getting ready for the show:
Eyes on stalks.

Shed everything.

When you try to ride in warmup:
Horse looks amazing. Rider looks like WTF.

When you try to ride a stretchy trot circle:
I'm sure that's exactly what the judge is looking for.

When you try to have lunch:
Hard cider totally counts as a serving of fruit.

When you try to do canter depart at C:
Levade

Hop

Tail swish. Note judge's expression.

When you try to get your horse to pose cutely after a very long show weekend:
Give me the damn carrot and I promise not to hurt anyone. Much.

No I will not put my ears forward for your stupid pic. Also get these ribbons off my face.

24 comments:

  1. Loving the sassy tail swish!

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    1. It looks so fancy when you're not in the middle of a test hoping his won't keep hopping!

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  2. He's just showing off for the judge. :P

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  3. haha how could the judge not be impressed but such expressiveness in taran's gaits?!?

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    1. So expressive. So much "I'm DONE WITH THIS".

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  4. Cider is definitely a serving of fruit, maybe two servings... Taran is so cute in braids!

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    1. Oooh, two servings! Yes! It's practically a health food drink!

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    1. Yes. Horse is awesome, rider is a card-carrying member of Slumpy McSlumpersons club. :-/

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  6. You're doing a levade. You're so above the level of everyone else in that ring ;)

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    1. I'm pretty sure that's not called for in 1-1!

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  7. he looks like he's shedding clouds!

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  8. Can't get over that warmup picture! Nothing funny about that! The rest of them are funny.

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    1. It's only funny if you're the rider noticing your atrocious position. :)

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  9. If it's any consolation, he looks like a very cute hunter pony in his stretchy trot circle.

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    1. Hahaha, I was thinking the same thing! Too bad he doesn't jump. Anything. At all. Ever.

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  10. Last time I checked a levade in 1-1 is *totally* extra credit!

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  11. Wheeee fab photos from what sounds like a fun filled weekend.
    Love his expressions in the pics, suh a cutie

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    1. Yes, those expressions where he looks like he's plotting murder are my favorite.

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  12. He knows to get noticed he needs to be unique ;P

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    1. Not exactly the type of "noticing" I was hoping for...

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