Saturday, March 28, 2009

WAHSET meet day four, Drill, and Drill video!

Ok so on Drill day they have other classes like working pairs and working fours. This is one of our teams working pairs. Katie and Missy, riding Freedom and Carter.

Good lines here.

They did a really good job.

Lots of maneuvers, the working pairs pattern is a lot slower this year with very little cantering, the working fours on the other hand! man they hauled *ss!
The girls on this team got 6th place out of 21 teams, not to bad!
They performed to Pickin Wild Flowers, and had flowers on the cantal and in their hair and the yellow leg wraps.

That is the fun part of of working pairs, picking your theme. LOL That is actually where I got the idea for my blog title, from a teams music last year. This team rode to Cocamo, and had lays on the horses legs and various tropical additions on the horse. They are not allowed to alter their uniforms in any way, but dress up the horses and their helmets.

This team rode to Toby Kieth's, American Soldier, it was really cool!

And finally drill! They were ahead of schedule too! So it looks like we can get home early tonight! They started around 2:30-3:00 and were done by 5:00, thats nice, sometimes it runs late after dark.
Meghan stretching out Easy's legs.

They added glitter and tail ribbons this time.

And getting ready to mount.

And head off to the arena to warm up.

And Carissa going out....Her horse Steel, is a 7 yr old, running QH with Dash for Cash lines, that the gaming coach is letting her use again this year, the young one she bought is not ready yet for all this.
One of the Grandmas made the saddlepad covers and the leg wrap covers, and on the bridles and breastcollers is orange ribbon with rhinestone studs, should have gotten a close up, maybe next time.

And Emily going out.... Her mare Holly is a 12 year old QH.

You can go here to see the patterns all participants in Washington Equestrian teams are required to do
I only show a small portion of the classes they get to do, there are also showmanship, performance and jumping classes. It is a great opportunity for the horse kids!! something other than 4-H.

And Tory going out....
Her little mare Lena is only 3, and a QH. I think she is to young for this but she is doing good.
and there were four more I missed.

I didnt change my camera for the outside shots, thats why they are kinda washed out.

And warming up in the warm up ring.
Look at all that wood, this section has, metal siding.

And finally a Drill video, this took forever to load, but I hope it is worth it! I think so! The team rides to a theme song from Twilight.

This Video is 4min 32secs long and is the Drill Team for Washougal High School. They have between 4-6 minutes to do their routine. They did a lot better this run than last meet, things are coming together. Although they are working on mixing it up a little and added some new maneuvers which they worked on at todays practice, and they want to see if they can add some flags, although there were two horses that didnt tolerate the flags at practice today. It was wet pouring down rain when we got to practice this morn, yuck, I cant wait for warmer weather :)


  1. THANKS wilsonc!! we think so, but we are biased LOL

  2. Hi, my name is Jody Benson and I always find it fun to find local horse people. I have several friends with kids in WAHSET. I would love to have more about them on my blog. It is a fantastic program. Contact me thru our contact page on CCH.

  3. They did an absolutely fantastic job!! I'm totally impressed with their abilities. Yes, the long upload was worth it!!


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