Hey everybody! So I participated in Garrod Farms’s Student Show that takes place late spring every year.
I was in Class #7, Western 3. Western 3 was told to be the most advanced western class that was being held. In the class was Dakino, Maria from our class, Jennifer (who takes private lessons), and I. I got little Jupiter, and was the only person who was able to mount early because all other horses in our class were being used for class #6.
We did some jogging and then circling at the jog, which we had to do several times since we made our circles too wide. We were told to extend our horses trot, but both Dakino and I heard the direction as “stand at the trot” so we got super confused. We finally got the message to extend, and later loped in both directions before getting our results.
I got 3rd Place! Dakino got first (say congratulations to her on her blog if you haven’t already!).
Some things that I were told about my riding were the following:
- I have a fairly nice form, except my right hand falls back when I ride, causing my left shoulder to move forward
- I didn’t get Jupiter into an extended jog
- I had good control over Jupiter