Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NRCHA World Show!!!! Yip!

I'm working on a story today. But I am also watching the NRCHA World Championship Show on web cast. If you want to see what I do, go check it out.
Just go to the NRCHA website and go to the galloping videos site. There's a live webcast happening.
The classes I have competed in at the NRCHA Worlds are the Limited Open Bridle and the Limited Open Hackamore.
Today it's the open and non-pro bridle prelims and yes, the Big K competes today.
Watching this is making me all itchy, even if I do still have 2 1/2 years to go before I get my non-pro status back...
Later!

10 comments:

paint_horse_milo said...

thank you for posting this! watching now!

KD said...

Way cool ! Don't tell anyone I'm watching at work. I didn't realize you went straight from the reining work to the cow work. I've only seen clips on TV before.

mommyrides said...

Thanks for the heads up Mugs!!!

Deered said...

Whatching a few with my absolute zero knowlegde - other than what I have read here - it looks like the cow/steer you get can make or break a ride - some of them just really difficult to work.
If you work a difficult animal well do you get more points? or are there bonus points for difficult critters?

mugwump said...

Deered- Yes,the cow is judged and so is how you handle it. If the judge thinks the cow is so bad the rider is put at an unfair disadvantage he can "whistle a new cow" and they'll kick him out a new one. But if you can control a tough one then you'll get awarded with points.

Whywudyabreedit said...

That was really fun to watch. Thanks for the heads up on that!

I have a question. I noticed that some of the horses hind legs spread out when they slide. What causes that to happen? Is it conformation, or how the horse is muscled, or what? You comment about laying down a perfect 11 but never a perfect V. Are there any points taken off for that? Just curious...

Deered said...

Thanks Mugs. It looks awesome when the cow goes well, and like bloody hard work when they just want to go back to their mates.

glenatron said...

Ooh! One of my teachers is lined up to be competing in the Worlds Greatest there- in fact I think she may be the only female competitor on that contest. I wonder if that will be going on at a time I can watch it or if the United States' unreasonable insistence in being in all different timezones will get in the way...

FlyingHorse2 said...

Although I feel I am 'bovine-ly' challenged when it comes to these classes, I really love to watch others in them!

You have a blog award waiting for you over on my blog! I enjoy reading yours!

http://openhorseshowjudge.blogspot.com/

mugwump said...

Whywudya- It can be conformation, strength, shoes...if a horse is cow-hocked he'll V, but he will also blow his hocks...so you won't see many of them at a major event.
If th slide gets away from the horse, from losing his balance, you'll see them V.That can happen with too much shoe for where the horse is at, or strength issues.

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