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    Default This is How They Used to Test for Straightness at Shows

    Walking the plank - at the canter!

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    Hahahah oh man, hahaha.

    *ahem*


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    Default straightness huh?

    Glad that was before my time! Nice horse, good rider too.
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    that was also in the day for the show horse when a gait change took place the horse had one step to complete the change...



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    Holy cow! Not much room for error there.



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    Is that possibly a stallion performance test? Just from the appearance of the onlookers and the way the situation is set up.
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    Gawd.....



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    Default Caption Contest

    "Captain Jones and his mount Trafalgar do their best not to look at the bodies of the prior contestants in the ditch below them."
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    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    Rue would so jump that. "Ditch, mum? Okay!" and over we go.
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    LOL!!!! Especially HH's comment!

    We do something somewhat similar at Paso Fino shows. But the "plank" is firmly on the ground. And a tad bit wider. And at the slow gait, not the fast gait.
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    I think it shows that horses have a very, very good idea of where all their feet are at any given time. No doubt this was not his first time over.

    The first person to try this should post back here with pics to prove - Mike, you up for it?
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    Hmmmm I am so tempted to build a raised plank this weekend. Mush ground makes it hard to do much real riding anyway. Wouldn't be quite the same as crossing a big ditch, of course
    Try to break down crushing defeats into smaller, more manageable failures. It’s also helpful every now and then to stop, take stock of your situation, and really beat yourself up about it.The Onion



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    Hard core "get off your inside rein!"
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