Eventing season

Discussion in 'Equestrian Events, Shows, Competitions' started by Winchester, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. txgray

    txgray Senior Member

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    First HT of the season in Texas! You know what that means - helmet cam.



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    :cheerleader::cheerleader::cooldance::cooldance::applaud::applaud:
    That looks so fun!!!!!!!
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    Congrats on a great XC! I love how well you can see that he pulls towards the jumps and he is clearly ready to go a while longer at the finish line.
    And his ears are the cutest! So focused on both the next jump and you as well.
    I really think he's going "wheeeee, fun!" internally the whole time.
     
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    hamerface Senior Member

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    I just have to say @txgray you look like a pro in all your gear.

    I saw your IG photos the other day and meant to message you then. Compared to the first xc photos you posted. You've always been on point but this is a whole different level.
     
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  5. txgray

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    You know what would have been more pro? If I had remembered my friggin watch! Yeah, no joke, I totally forgot it. Luckily I have a pretty good feel for pace and it didn't matter (7 seconds under OT!) but geez louise. I need a show mom or something. Even at 34 I am incapable of remembering everything.

    But I do live by the motto "if you can't BE good, LOOK good". Because lord knows we are not blowing anyone away with our talent! :rofl:

    The dressage judge really loved my coordinated helmet and jacket, so there's a win. This is a message from a friend of mine:

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    Too bad it didn't get me a better score. :help:
     
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    txgray Senior Member

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    I guess there's stadium too, if you're into that sort of thing. :sleep:

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    Man, you guys are awesome! Was that Training or Prelim? Back in the day, black was Training, but boy they've gotten tougher if so! A jump IN the water complex?? What a star he is! What was the fence you told him to Git? It was hard to tell in the video.
     
  8. txgray

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    It’s Training. I thought this one wasn’t as big as the one we did here last fall (that course seemed like big fence after big fence), but the new designer used more terrain and made some more technical questions. I liked it a lot, especially the combo with the jump in the water!

    The one I told him to “git” to was a ditch brush with a very downhill sloped landing. The ground falls away pretty sharply on the back side so it kinda looks like they’re jumping off into nowhere. Honestly though he was more spooky about all the people/officials/ambulance that were flanking that fence. Lots to look at!
     
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    This makes me want to go back to getting H/J lessons lol I just am terrible at riding english unless it's on the rail flat work in an AQHA HUS class *blush* lol
     
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    txgray Senior Member

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    We did our 2nd Prelim CT at a local schooling show last weekend. The dressage was definitely better than our first attempt, and we had a clear stadium round. Granted, only a handful of fences were set to height. Plus it was so windy that day they couldn't put up any of the gates and panels because they all just became airborne. :rofl: Texas. It's lovely.

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