Friday, May 24, 2013

35 Equestrian Qs & As

I found this questionnaire from L. Williams at Viva Carlos, that I thought I'd answer. :)  

1: A time you've been scared for your life on horseback.
That's a hard one....I can't remember when I was actually scared for my life on horseback, but when I was on the ground definitely

2: There's a huge party at your friends house or you could have a lesson on the same night, which do you go to?
I would rather have a lesson and show up late to the party. 

3: Favorite markings a horse can have.
Socks, stockings, & any face markings :) 

4: Would you rather deal with bolting, rearing or bucking?

5: Agree or disagree; To have good eq means to be a good rider?
Disagree, just because you have good eq doesn't make you a good rider. I will quote L's answer: "You can have good eq and not be effective, you can be effective and not have good eq, and you can be blessed and have both."

6: If you could try any discipline on any horse for 1 day, what discipline and what horse?
Jumping or cutting :) 

7: 3 horses you'd want to ride/meet the most?
          1. Secretariat 
          2. Cylana (Reed's horse)
          3.  Magic   (Pat's horse)

8: On a scale of 1-10 how good would you say your seat is?

9: One of your goals for the next year, horse-wise.
To show, start jumping more, & riding more. 

10: Would you rather teach lessons or train horses?

Train horses

11: Have you ever given a lesson for money?

12: If you were a trainer, would you want to train little kids, pre-teens, teens or adults?
Pre-teens, teens, & adults 

13: Have you ever ridden someone's horse for money?

14: If given the opportunity, would you exercise track horses?

15: On a scale of 1-10 what is your confidence like in the saddle?
Maybe a 4-5, I hope to improve on that this year. :) 

16: 3 things you need to work on, riding-wise?
Don't make "scary" things a big deal, confidence, & realizing that Bida is capable of more things than I realize. 

17: 3 things your horse needs to work on.
Maintaining gait, listening to me & not worrying about whats going on around her, and staying calm. 

18. Top 3 favorite riders? 
Reed Kessler, Pat Parelli, & Ron Turcotte

19: Is there anyone you'd say is a bad rider? (don't give names)

20: Are you better on the flat or over fences?
Flat right now, I haven't jumped a whole lot. 

21: How high do you think you've jumped?
A foot & a half, maybe 2 feet. 

22: How high do you think your horse would be capable of jumping?
2 1/2-3ish feet? 

23: Opinion on tackless riding.
I love to ride tackless when I get the chance. 

24: Have you ever lied or over-dramatized anything about your riding?

I don't think I have, but if I did it was probably something negative.

25: Do you think you're a good rider?
Yes, but I think I could definitely improve too. 

26: Ever had barn drama?
YES!  I think every barn has drama. 

27: Favorite things about the barn you're at?
Quite roads to ride on, trails, round pen, private pasture, arena, & nice boarders. 

28: Will you show next year? If so in what?
I hope to show in a few small shows next year. Halter class, western stuff, & maybe english too.

29: Plans for your horse over the next year?
Show in a few shows, go on some trail rides, do something with cows, & have fun!!!

30: Would you share your tack with people?
No, I probably wouldn't....unless I absolutely had too. 

31: Has a horse ever shattered your confidence?
Yes, believe it or not Bida has. But we are both learning and my confidence has grown a lot over the past year. 

32: Ever been scared to get on a horse?
Yes, when I first got Bida.  She spooked and reared up one day; after that I was pretty scared to get back on, but I did with the help of my trainer. :)

33: Do you get nervous before shows?
Doesn't everyone? Yes, I did at the shows I've attended. 

34: Hunters or Jumpers?

35: Last time you fell off? What happened? Were you hurt?
Last & only time so far was when: I was riding bareback in the pasture, Bida spooked and bucked me off.  I landed in a fire ant pile and my backside was bruised for a couple of weeks. 

 ~All Around Cowgirl~


  1. Landing in a fire ant pile--owww! :/

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