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....
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???
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.
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?
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.