“So, How Did You Get On?”
Shows in general:
“He / She was BRILLIANT” = I was sadly not that brilliant and we did not place hence the lack of any other details
“Just a few problems” = It didn’t go well and I don’t want to go into details. In fact I want to go home and eat my own weight in chocolate and hug my duvet.
“I was eliminated” / “I fell off” = Hug me I have spent all my money on an animal that wants to kill me
“The time was very tight” = I went too slowly
“The time was very generous” = I was going fast
“It was a horrible filler / dog leg / turn” = I had faults at that filler / dog leg / turn
“The stride was wrong” = I didn’t make the stride
“It was a tough course” = I was bricking it
“We got over them all anyway” = It took a few tries to get over them and I was possibly eliminated a few times over but I won the battle in the end, I think.
“I had a few down” = I stopped counting after three
“S/he was a bit strong” = My arms are five inches longer in length than they were earlier and I need a drink
“Just outside the placings” = I didn’t get placed and am struggling with disappointment
“The judge didn’t seem to like me” = She may have been afraid I was going to land in the car beside her.
“It was a very complicated test” = I forgot where I was going at least twice
“My Halt wasn’t great” = It was more like a meandering sideways escape from the arena
“She was a bit spooky” = I spent half the test outside the arena on three tracks
“She warmed up great” = and then went in to have a complete party in the competition arena
“The horse didn’t like the judge” = The horse went badly for the judge
“The judge gave him / her a great ride” = horse moved up the line after the judge rode it
“S/he went grand for me” = horse moved down the line after the judge rode it
“There was some lovely horses in the class” = and they beat me
Posted on October 23, 2013, in Dressage, General, Showing and tagged Dressage, equestrian, equestrian humour, equestrianism, horses, horses ireland, irish, irish equestrian, show jumping, showing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.