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  • Horsemanship questions from equitation judges?

    What types of questions have you been asked?
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  • #2
    Originally posted by To the MAX View Post
    What types of questions have you been asked?
    What is "tying up"? I have had this one asked multiple times!

    I have also asked to describe 2 different rein aids, and to list the natural and/or artificial aids.
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    • #3
      There are no guidelines, so the judge can ask anything.

      I heard a horrible story from a judge who asked a rider: How would you know if your horse colics?

      Rider: Well, I guess I'd get a bill from the vet.

      Oy.

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      • #4
        A kid (formerly) in our barn was asked what she would bring if the judge asked for a Dr. Bristol and responded with "a drink?".

        I have never been asked anything. Have heard of several people being asked parts of the saddle, name all parts of the horse from the withers to the ground, how many strides between two fences set 48' apart.
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        • #5
          Make sure you know where the gaskin is. I have heard this asked I think 3 times, and 2 of 3 the first person asked did not have any idea. Also have heard "what is laminitis". What is normal temp/resp/pulse at rest.
          Please don't sabotash my conchess.

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          • #6
            I have been asked the colic question but I sure as didn't say when I see the vet bill!

            Been asked to name all the types of jumps before and when is it not permitted to have martingales in a class.
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            • #7
              Oh, and the always popular "What kind of bit is your horse wearing, and why?"
              Please don't sabotash my conchess.

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              • #8
                I've been asked to name 4 types of martingales before.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
                  I've been asked to name 4 types of martingales before.
                  Are there more than four? I can think od standing, running, German and Irish, but that's it. But it's early and I haven't had coffee yet.
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                  • #10
                    One judge asked the rider whether they ever had read the USEF rule book. He did not want want to know any more than a yes or no answer.

                    Another judge asked how many strides should you do in a 74 foot line.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Haalter View Post
                      Make sure you know where the gaskin is. I have heard this asked I think 3 times, and 2 of 3 the first person asked did not have any idea. Also have heard "what is laminitis". What is normal temp/resp/pulse at rest.
                      I was just about to say, know the gaskin. A few years ago this question was asked in the test of top 8 in a local medal final and every. Single. Kid in the ring blew it.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sing Mia Song View Post
                        Are there more than four? I can think od standing, running, German and Irish, but that's it. But it's early and I haven't had coffee yet.
                        Ahaha, I would have come up with "Standing, Running, ...German and ...no martingale?"

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                        • #13
                          There are also bib martingales. Looks just like it sounds...Kinda a combination running/Irish.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by catmchorse View Post
                            There are also bib martingales. Looks just like it sounds...Kinda a combination running/Irish.
                            Huh, see I would have called that a racehorse yoke.

                            Luckily, I do know where the gaskin is. That's also a favorite question on the racing trainer's test.
                            Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.

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                            • #15
                              Name three types of fences not allowed in a hunter course.

                              Another more snarky judge asked me what portion of the course I missed. The test had been written in 8 point font on the course sheet (hard to read from horseback if you ask me) and the couple other people before me hadn't done the test either (which was a halt). I, of course, was speechless because I didn't know that I had missed the test (if I had known, don't you think I would have done it?). He was soooo mean. Scarred for life!

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                              • #16
                                I've heard "How much water does a horse drink daily?"

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Haalter View Post
                                  Oh, and the always popular "What kind of bit is your horse wearing, and why?"
                                  I've been asked this. I've also been asked:
                                  - "Evaluate your trip, and tell me what you could've done better."
                                  - "Name all the types of colic and how to differentiate between each."
                                  - "How long is the average horse's stride?"

                                  There are others, but I can't remember them all. These were asked at either USEF shows or IHSA shows.

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                                  • #18
                                    This is USEF shows, but everytime I've been asked about striding. They've given me the distance in the line and the location (ie: away from the ingate) and asked its striding and how it would ride.

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                                    • #19
                                      the only question I have been asked that hasn't already been stated is, "In a shoulder-in, how many tracks is the horse on?" I got it wrong, but I will never forget it now!

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
                                        I've been asked to name 4 types of martingales before.
                                        I was asked to name three and also state what they were used for.
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