We trained Grace for outhouses before our wedding, since people would be stepping in and out yadda yadda yadda. Someone should have shot a video, K was working with Grace while I went in an made all sorts of "appropriate" noises like a third grader....
i learned a lesson about that the hard way as a teenager...i thought i'd be clever and hold the horse's reins while i used the port a potty. the barn workers thought they'd be clever and throw rocks at bentley, looking for a show. they got one as bentley pulled back, dragging me out of the port a potty with my pants around my ankles! i can laugh now
My mare wonders about all this fuss about birth control when she's only seen a handful of testicles in her entire life. Living with an intact male of my species, I feel differently! WAYSIDE
Yes. I don't think I have it online, but one of my all-time favorite SHOW pictures of my jumper is him standing by himself while I was in the office filling out an add sheet
Imagine my surprise as I'm scrolling through the photos of the jumper ring to find randomly a picture of my horse standing by himself outside the office Apparently the photographer was standing at the back of the jumper ring (with the show office located directly behind,) and turned around within the 30-60 seconds I was in the office to get a brilliant conformation shot of Dear Boy.
It's called Extreme Cowboy Racing. You can find other videos of it on YouTube. Some English riders do enter.
I have caught a few minutes here and there of extreme cowboy riding on RFD-TV, but it was an outside course.
I think this arena course was very imaginative and well done, seemed safe and with good distances, easy for a well trained horse to flow thru it without needing to rattle it.
This horse and rider did very well, no wonder they won it.
I can see how this kind of competition may get very popular.
It seems much good fun for all, although I expect not all will breeze thru it as smoothly as they did there.
Maybe it's a h/j thing, but it's not too uncommon to see a horse waiting at the porta-potty with his reins sticking out the door at horse shows (no, not all of us Hunter Princesses have grooms to hold our steeds!). I know I've done it with my horse. He will stand without being held on to, he does it all the time at home when I inevitably realize that I have to pee, just as I'm about to get on. However, I'm not about to risk him getting spooked and running off like an idiot at a horse show! Definitely not the safest thing I know, but it's all about weighing your risks!
Yet another advantage of having a horse that ground ties