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  1. #21
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    Ohhhhh no, http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...s/icon_eek.gif I think I had a WTD thought yesterday...driving along and jamming to the Stones, it occurred to me that it would be cool to do a freestyle to "Satisfaction" and just adjust the gaits to the music, rather than go to the trouble of actually mixing songs and matching gait beats....
    *Barefoot Eventers Clique*



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    EMF...I do that all the time...listen for good freestyle songs. I think Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh is just about perfect...as is Lowrider by Los Lobos. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

    Horse_Poor...my mare *was* good...before I got my hands on her! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...n_rolleyes.gif She can't do an actual canter pirouette...but that's what I call it when she pops a rear, spins and takes off in 3 directions at once. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif She's third/schooled 4th level...I'm sub-level -146. Or, at least she was that level. I bought her from a breeding farm who had just purchased her as a broodmare. The business was going out...she was way too tough to handle to be a keeper. She's...ummmm....witchy. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif
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    Barb, http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif

    My worst test ever featured my horse's personal WTD key moves (the teeter-totter canter and explosive upward canter transition, complete with sound effects) and ended with two spontaneous steps of half-pass followed by a flying leap over the boards. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...n_rolleyes.gif He gave me a new goal to work toward that day: complete a test sans elimination. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it." - Agent K, MIB



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    I think you should get quadruple points for having a judge leave her table any time you come within 10' of it.



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    I love the idea of White Trash Dressage. After all, I am the person trying to establish "Plow Horse Over Fences" classs at the H/J shows. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif



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    Originally posted by NMS:
    I think you should get quadruple points for having a judge leave her table any time you come within 10' of it.
    actually, you only get double for the above mentioned move. If you take the table out without touching the juge, that is quadruple.
    Co-founder of White Trash Dressage (WTD)
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    HAHHAHAHHA!! 'til me belly aches. You gals are hilarious!



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    Those of us over here in the Puissance Crossrail Division are loving this..spontaneous standing ovations performed by equine with Mach 72 lateral leftpassage does a crossover??? But can YOU do it 2 strides out??? Huhhuhhuh???
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    Sorry EI but the only jumping allowed is jumping out of the arena, jumping a spectator, or juming the judge AND the table

    I was just speaking with Jen22 and we have decided her mare Gem is the tranter national champion. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/yes.gif
    Co-founder of White Trash Dressage (WTD)
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    So, if my horse's canter is so haunches in as to have his shoulders on the rail and his haunches drifting perilously close to centerline, does that qualify as an octopus gait? 'Cuz if so, I do believe we've found our discipline. And, if, during that canter, he shakes his head in a fashion best described as "exorcist pony," does he get extra points? I believe his "snatch and grab" stretch circle and "drunken sailor" centerlines would qualify him for WTD.



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    OK-now I have to clean snorted Pepsi http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif out of my keyboard...
    the NOT!! Spoiled!! Arabian Protectavest poster pony lives on in my heart http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...pscc2a5330.jpg



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    Chizzy, if your mounts legs are moving as a blur, its a definite qualification.

    Just to get things straight-anything pretty, on purpose, or flowing does NOT qualify for WTD, not does coordinating clothing, saddle pads, etc.
    Co-founder of White Trash Dressage (WTD)
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    Just to get things straight-anything pretty, on purpose, or flowing does NOT qualify for WTD, not does coordinating clothing, saddle pads, etc
    Dang. Just when I thought I had found the perfect outlet for my leopard patterned saddle pad, polos, gloves, breeches, and helmet cover...



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    Well, Barn Fairy, we could make an exception for that-animal prints all over you and you mount is indeed acceptable. Even better if you can mix the prints up, like zebra, leopard, etc.

    However, coordinating crisp whites, navys, and hunter greens are PROHIBITED
    Co-founder of White Trash Dressage (WTD)
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    http://www.cafepress.com/wtdressage



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    Oh good, because the animal patterns look so good on my varnish roan appy, especially with his scraggly mane that sticks straight up in the air. Although I reserve the option to wear my matching "I'm with stupid -->" t-shirt, saddle pad set. On the saddle pad, the arrow points up.

    We have been practicing the cross-canter on a serpentine (of 4 unequal loops). At what level may we expect to compete?



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    There are no levels-we compete as equals. Of course, as the popuarity grows, we may have to break down into levels or categories.
    Co-founder of White Trash Dressage (WTD)
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    Well, you redneck dressage folks are jsut so uppity--what with a BARN and all.

    We "backyard dressage" practitioners could give y'all a run for your money. If we ever had the time to ride, that is...

    "Riverdancing." I like that http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif and will steal it http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif



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    Can we have time trials, too?

    As in--the FASTEST test possible, and the slowest?

    (I actually got the remark, once, that "this is not a timed event" http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...n_rolleyes.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...ilies/sigh.gif)



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    I think there should also be signif points given for horsie paying no attention whatsoever to rider but freeze at X and snort, focusing totally on the sidelines where "daddy" (who ALWAYS has treats and liberally disperses them) is trying to watch without being observed by horsie. and there should be extra quality points for the rider's antics and language, trying to 1)regain horsie's attention and 2) get daddy to vacate the continent during this test (like rider told him to do all morning!)

    and, as in all dressage movements of quality, these riders "hints" should be visible to a blind man from 10 miles away! as well as heard by the deaf!

    and I suggest that chucking your helmet at your beloved spouse to get him to "go away so horsie will pay attention to ME!" be added as a required move.



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