Post by Jenelle Bosetti on Apr 29, 2020 11:36:27 GMT -6
Rules -horses may not be double entered, double entries will be disqualified -members are limited to 20 entries -horses must be registered -pictures may depict a horse behaving nicely or badly -additional points will be awarded for rp [+2] and for additional pictures [+1 per] Classes: Very Green Fresh Newbie Trainee Novice Trainee Apprentice Trainee Advanced Trainee Top Trainee
Post by Celia Acosta on Apr 30, 2020 8:36:23 GMT -6
Horse name: LSF Crucio Class: Very Green Group: The Oh No Handler: Celia Acosta Roleplay: This young boy arrived to the stables a cuple months ago and has settled down pretty good in his new home. Crucio was purchased to be Celia's next Eventing horse and despite being only a 5 year-old he behaves like a very mature horse and shows a lot of potential. Celia and him have been focusing on the basics with lots of dressage schooling and some ground poles, but today Celia decided to level up the training and played around with lead changes. Crucio was going a little crazy and getting confused because he had no idea what to do or how do a flying change, but he eventually figured out what Celia was asking him to do and did his very first flying change! Well... That was more of a buck but he got the hang of it
Post by Laura Quest on May 1, 2020 10:19:31 GMT -6
Horse name: QST Diamond Sky
Class: Very Green
Group: The Good
Handler: Laura Quest
Roleplay: Something that people always felt the need to tell Laura was to never expect much from Sky. They'd always say that, since the Grulla mare was a Mustang, she would never achieve the same level of success as Laura's other horses, at least not in any English disciplines. Well, Laura, being stubborn and wanting to prove them all wrong, took that as a challenge and achieved some rather pleasant results. The little horse quickly proved herself to be sure-footed and quick-thinking, two qualities that Laura absolutely adored for Eventers. And thus, QST Diamond Sky's Eventing training began, and quite successfully at that!
Post by Laura Quest on May 1, 2020 10:22:09 GMT -6
Horse name: RLEC Carolina's Wildflower
Class: Very Green
Group: The Oh No
Handler: Laura Quest
Roleplay: Laura will never know what possessed her to buy another 3-year-old. Perhaps it was because watching the leggy Grey mare move was like watching poetry in motion. Or maybe she was just starting to develop an addiction to Thoroughbreds (she mainly blamed Biscotti, though Sweet and Valor definitely had a hand (or hoof) in her obsession) Luckily, Flower already had some Hunter training under her belt, so it wouldn't be overly difficult to convert her over to Show Jumping. Or so Laura thought.
Post by Laura Quest on May 1, 2020 10:25:08 GMT -6
Horse name: QST I Can't Stand The Rain
Class: Very Green
Group: The Good
Handler: Laura Quest
Roleplay: Dressage. Despite it not being her favourite discipline, Laura held a high opinion of the sport and believed that all competition horses, regardless of their discipline, should at least have basic Dressage training. Some of Laura's horses couldn't run a Jumping course to save their life, some just didn't have the endurance to tackle the Cross-Country phase of Eventing, but they could all do a clean Walk-Trot Test. Even Rain, who had less than a year's worth of under-saddle experience, was starting to get the hang of all the collecting and extending that Laura knew would help her out once she began competing.
Post by Laura Quest on May 1, 2020 10:27:56 GMT -6
Horse name: QST Winter Wonderland
Group: The Oh No
Handler: Laura Quest
Roleplay: Even at 3-years-old, Winnie still hadn't outgrown her cheeky, playful side. Honestly, Laura didn't think she ever would outgrow it. Not that she minded, all horses had personalities and, more often than not, Laura found that a fun personality resulted in a fun (albeit, probably not beginner-friendly) ride. However, before Laura could even think of putting a saddle on Winnie, she had to do some groundwork with her, which was a bit difficult considering the fact that the White mare had decided that she was done training and wanted to play, which led to her somehow freeing herself from Laura's grasp and proceeding to trot and canter around the arena, lead rope fluttering behind her.
Post by Cassie James on May 3, 2020 15:41:53 GMT -6
Horse name: Wayward What you Need Class: Fresh Group: The Good Handler: Santiago Sala Roleplay: Wayward What you Need is a bit of a show off. He likes to prance around and look fancy for sure. He is also (so far) been an extremely well behaved young stallion, Santiago hasn't run into many issues yet whilst handling him, getting him used and adjusted to wearing tack, he even picked up lunging pretty quick! Though we are sure its because he see's it as an opportunity or flounce around and show off to the mares watching from the stables! Seeing as he isn't fazed with lunging with tack on the next step is getting him using to a rider....we wonder if he will be as well behaved with that ?!
Post by Roxanna Reid on May 12, 2020 14:46:39 GMT -6
Horse name: KPC Radioactive Hot Wing Class: Very Green Group: The Oh No Handler: Saskia Akatov Roleplay: Despite having never even been stalled in the same barn as his sire, Radio seemed to have similar attitudes under saddle. He was smooth, a true delight to sit when he decided to obey, but far too eager to misbehave instead. For once, things seemed to be going smoothly, all even transitions and smooth gaits. At least... until the canter was brought into question. Not a fan of leads, legs, or any other cues, a request to go was only met with a dead stop and a small rear. Oh well... The stallion was young, and he would have several years to learn where to put his feet before he would be asked for anything special.
Post by Roxanna Reid on May 12, 2020 15:05:21 GMT -6
Horse name: KPC Cherry Bomb Class: Very Green Group: The Oh No Handler: Amie McClellam Roleplay: Cherry could be the picture of elegance - when she wanted to be. Of course, her gaits would always have that light, flowing quality, but she wasn't destined for the dressage ring. No, she was going to follow the hoofprints of her parents, entirely dedicated to jumping and puissance. That's the plan, and yet... She was far more hotheaded than her dam, and Amie truly had to work to keep the mare going when she wasn't in the mood. And even when she did, Cherry sometimes still said 'No thank you' and decided to refuse her free jumps. It seemed they would need a little more bonding to truly understand each other.
Post by Roxanna Reid on May 12, 2020 15:14:59 GMT -6
Horse name: KPC Ventriloquist Class: Very Green Group: The Oh No Handler: Amie McClellam Roleplay: Usually, Quist could be counted on as the best behaved of the group. It hadn't taken long for him to pick up on free longeing, and he was well behaved enough to keep his circle nice and even without a rope to keep him on track. He was a blessing to work with, with very few hiccups compared to the other young horses. He was intelligent and cooperative, accepting anything thrown at him without hesitation. ... Except for dogs. Although he wasn't quite scared of them and had no interest in chasing them himself, he wasn't quite brave enough to keep his perfect, pretty circles while being chased by 75 pounds of pit bull. Instead, Amie watched as the colt broke into his fastest gallop, charging down to the other side of the arena. There was really no hope for it, Sadie only obeyed her mistress and Quist wasn't quite ready to come when called. She would have to wait and see who tired out first.
Post by Roxanna Reid on May 12, 2020 15:22:54 GMT -6
Horse name: KPC Prismatic Class: Very Green Group: The Good Handler: Heath Keating Roleplay: She was really only supposed to be getting used to the saddle. All of her previous work had been done in a dressage saddle, providing a bit of assistance if she were to buck. It was time to introduce the smaller jumping saddle, teaching her how it felt and, soon, what it meant. Her response to it was lovely. It was almost easier than it had ever been, to ask for her head and get her to round up under his seat. They wouldn't keep it for long, she was young and he didn't like to sit her trot and make her work that much harder. For just a moment, though, everything was right in the world.
Post by Jenelle Bosetti on May 19, 2020 18:35:54 GMT -6
Thank you all for participation in the first Behavioral Test as I would like to call it for no better words. Thank you all for your additional rps and wellcrafted pictures. The turnout was better than I could ever have hoped for! Results were done by Jenelle Bosetti observing your horses (and canine in one case!). In additional to placing and points, there is an bonus of thinking and judging from the perspective of Jen (me, hehe). Just to add something to make them feel more personal. Now should ribbons be made for placements (which it is in hopes that they will soon be.) Riders/owners will have access to them in the future for this show and any others the horses have participated in prior to the ribbons being official.
The oh no Very Green Class 1st LSF Crucio As Jenelle looked at the documented behavior of the horse, for this behavioral test. Jen casually moved her pen to the margin of her notes and wrote "Oh no." However she did feel a little pity as she remembered how she tried teaching a horse dressage. Jen's comments: "Lovely younger stallion... who has a zest for life, great persistence on Celia's behalf. Keep to it!" (I liked your rp! <3) 2nd RLEC Carolina's Wildflower Jenelle watched as laura nearly flew over the neck of Flower while the leggy brat refused a simple jump, she raised her clipboard to cover her face to try and hide the fact that she was silently laughing- oh just a sympathetic laugh! She knew those thoroughbreds were angelic demons. 3rd KPC Cherry Bomb Jenelle sighed as the chestnut mare behaved well like a chestnut mare. She was beautiful and moved freely and limberly- just on ground and not in the air. Jenelle gotted down "Well bred mover, one day she will hopefully pick her feet up and fly." 4th KPC Ventriloquist Jenelle whistled as she watched the dog and horse take off, Quist breaking a nice calm circle. All she could do is watch as well, he was really well behaved, just not prepared for the intruder. Deciding that was all she needed to see for the behavioral inspection, she closed a notebook and wrote one last thing on her clipboard then waved and left. Quist was a fine horse, beautiful and graceful, well behaved. 5th KPC Radioactive Hot Wing Jenelle leaned back on her heels, satisfied at this horse behaving very nicely, he was going to pass! And then he stopped. Dead stopped. Jenelle hung her head. Evil dressage, that's it, dressage is just evil. Oh well, it was only a small mishap, he would be a shining star soon! He had scored very high in his behavior, except to that point. Jen noted down: "Great job, keep at it and I believe he will be epic in the ring!"
Fresh Class 1st QST Winter Wonderland Oh yeah, the mare was definitely not ready for hard work and true riding, but she was most certainly cute! Jenelle watched as the now free mare just enjoyed life by letting lose, taunting Laura. What a wonderful fun time! To Jenelle she was not believe it was baad but it was not correct so she sadly had to write that much on her notes.
The Good Very Green Class 1st KPC Prismatic
Jenelle nodded as she watched the filly moved excellently. The mare was behaving excellently, and Jenelle could imagine that she was a dream to ride and would have an excellent future. Jenelle wrote on a litte "score card" for Heath or someone else to read. "Excellent progress on training this mare, she moves and acts beautifully." 2nd GST Diamond Sky
Jenelle watched the duo fly over a jump very gracefully. She was impressed! This horse was doing wonderfully, and as having experience with mustangs she was impressived with what this one was doing! Jenelle simply just wrote "Wonderful." Jenelle would want to follow Sky's career, as this was an ideal start. 3rd QST I Can't Stand The Rain With very little experience, this horse was doing a very good job at a simple preformance of dressage. Jen was satisfied, the results were good for this horse, passing a behavioral test.
Fresh Class 1st Wayward What you Need Jenelle smiled contently as she watched Santiago work the horse. Moving all fancily and showing off but all in good behavior. Jenelle pondered at what he would be like under rider. He was a beaut, and he would have an amazing career if he acted this way under a rider!
This was an experimental way of judging, feel free to comment in the discord channel what you think and for suggestions!