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"I'm not unsafe, I just suck!!" - UPDATE post 28 :D

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  • faybe
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    Awesome for you! You and my DH can commiserate: at his last prelim before he moved up to intermediate, he was DEAD LAST after dressage and ended up winning . They're working really hard on their dressage and have certainly improved since then, but they're definitely in it for the xc!

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  • GingerJumper
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    I want the T-shirt when it comes out.

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  • Duckz
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    Originally posted by fargaloo View Post
    Ok, on the off chance that anyone is still remotely interested in our exploits... I ordered some pics from this outing so here we are - me and the flying cow!

    http://photobucket.com/betsyequus3d

    (the rump shot is there for a thread I started in Off Course asking about her coat pattern).

    Thanks for the support and encouragement - I'm working on the design for the t-shirt ...
    I like your flying cow Staying safe and having fun, what else can you ask for.

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  • fargaloo
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    Ok, on the off chance that anyone is still remotely interested in our exploits... I ordered some pics from this outing so here we are - me and the flying cow!

    http://photobucket.com/betsyequus3d

    (the rump shot is there for a thread I started in Off Course asking about her coat pattern).

    Thanks for the support and encouragement - I'm working on the design for the t-shirt ...

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  • englishcowgirl
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    Originally posted by deltawave View Post
    I want a T-shirt when you get them printed, and a membership card.

    I'm pretty darn stickable, but devoid of talent. I enjoy the heck out of eventing and don't mind my placings at all. And since even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then, I'm pretty sure I own one ribbon in every conceivable color, from BN on up to Preliminary. To finish on my dressage score of 39 is always and perpetually my goal for any given weekend. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
    i also want this t-shirt, and i think my mare needs this displayed on every saddle pad she has she means well, but we keep our jumps low...

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  • jen-s
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    Congrats!

    Can we start an "INU, IJS" clique? Or get that on a bumper sticker or something?

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  • barnworkbeatshousework
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    I love this thread, makes me feel right at home....

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  • Noctis
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    Congrats! Sounds like you had a ball! And I need one of those shirts too....

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  • scubed
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    Congrats

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  • ACMEeventing
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    WaHoo!! Way to go!

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  • fargaloo
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    Hey, just wanted to update all you nice folks like I promised about our upgrade to PT today.....

    AAANNDD..... "we weren't unsafe, we just sucked!!!!"

    Dressage was pretty good for us -- 63% (I'm starting to feel good about my "gentleman's C"). Two stops at fence 7 in Stadium (disappointing, but the fence seemed to be a bogey for quite a few pairs). On xc: 2 stops at an up-bank to a fence.... this one must have been 100% pilot error because I tried another line the 3rd time through and a big ol' lightbulb went off between her ears. Other than that she was letter perfect -- even through the water crossing! And the trakhener! I am so very, very proud of my cow. Nothing seemed scary; it was a fabulous course and I can't wait to come back to it in Sept! What a positive experience for both of us! Ready to rock the basement of PT for the rest of the season!
    Thanks for all the encouragement!

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  • Cameraine
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    I asked my trainer once who'd been far, far above the levels I was then competing in about when I would know I should move up. She told me that when I got good and bored with the divison I was in then it was time to move up to a new challenge. Not, when your dressage scores say so.

    So its not the kind of test a horse can do, its how much fun your having. Alot of us compete to challenge ourselves and what we can accomplish with the horses that we love. If the level your in has made your competition life feel stagnant then move up and thumb your nose at people who think you need a shiny dressage score. Most of us aren't professional riders, and while I would love to ride for a living, I'm just not that good. But the point is, the rest of us who don't make a living out of eventing do it for the fun, for the thrill, for the challenge.

    Don't let the possibility of a less than stellar dressage score keep you from having fun. Dressage is hard work, and even if your horse may never give you the score you want as long as your having fun trying do what you feel good doing, and pass everyone who thinks different in the jumping phases.

    Lots of luck moving up, let us know how it turns out at your next competition.

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  • bigbaytb
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    LOL....

    "I'm not unsafe, I just suck"

    I want that shirt.

    sounds like me at my first event this year (since august last year, and minimal events before then)

    28.5 on dressage (I came out in tears, thought it sucked, who would have thought 3rd place)

    Stadium...3 rails, horse was great, pilot wasn't

    xc..rocked the course. horses didn't blink at anything...did the mistake of looking at watch with 4 efforts left..had 1:48 to go. asked for a slow down, horse trips going down a very itty bitty hill and I fell off! (as in there's a horse under me, now there's not a horse under me). Caught horse, thought I was eliminated, realized I wasn't since not related to a fence..mounted up by use of golf cart (horse too tall) and finished the xc....clear jumping but 82 time faults.....LOL..we scored our best dressage score and highest amount of penalties all in one outing! we were last place of all the horses who still had a score LOL!

    So..I'm not unsafe..I just really suck!

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  • Larbear
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    Originally posted by deltawave View Post
    I want a T-shirt when you get them printed, and a membership card.

    I'm pretty darn stickable, but devoid of talent. I enjoy the heck out of eventing and don't mind my placings at all.
    Me too My goals are simple...finish on my dressage score and try not to finish last

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  • Larbear
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    Originally posted by fargaloo View Post
    I don't care about the ribbons -- really. I just don't want the dressage judge to wonder why the hell we are in this division. I feel like we are making sloooow progress in dressage and it is helping us to tackle harder questions out on course, but we are a long way from putting together a "pretty" test, particularly if we move up. Is it poor etiquette to wallow in the basement of a division?

    TIA!
    Kinda where I am. I would say if you're safe, secure and confident in the jumping portions, go for it. My horse is a jumping machine but my dressage is never going to put me at the top of division that's for sure. I consider anything in the low 40's a good ride for me He (my 'pony') can do it at home but gets tense in the ring and if I waited for dressage scores to go into the 20's (when hell freezes over!) or low 30's I'd probably never get past BN. My scores didn't tank when I moved up either...they stay the same.

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  • fargaloo
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    Originally posted by pinkdiamondracing View Post
    Nope-- born and raised in Southwestern Idaho!!! Home of Sara Mittleider ( my sister and Rolex competitor)
    How cool is that!!!

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  • pinkdiamondracing
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    Originally posted by fargaloo View Post

    PDR: Dear God, I thought only my husband drank that!! Any chance you were raised in Winnipeg?!
    Nope-- born and raised in Southwestern Idaho!!! Home of Sara Mittleider ( my sister and Rolex competitor)

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  • foxhavenfarm
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    Originally posted by deltawave View Post
    Quote:
    "I'm not unsafe, I just suck!!"

    I want a T-shirt when you get them printed, and a membership card.

    I'm pretty darn stickable, but devoid of talent. I enjoy the heck out of eventing and don't mind my placings at all. And since even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then, I'm pretty sure I own one ribbon in every conceivable color, from BN on up to Preliminary. To finish on my dressage score of 39 is always and perpetually my goal for any given weekend. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
    LOL, me too!

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  • fargaloo
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    Jen-s: be my guest

    PDR: Dear God, I thought only my husband drank that!! Any chance you were raised in Winnipeg?!

    Thanks so much for all the support -- for sh*ts and giggles, tune in for my report from our first PT outing next month...

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  • Saskatoonian
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    Too funny - I opened this thread ready to cringe, and not only am not cringing but adding another to the "support" camp. I've never made a decision to move up or not based on the dressage. Who cares? I think of D as the tax you pay to run XC. If the horse wants to move up in the XC, count me in!

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