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?
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?
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~