Trying Out! Sept 19, 2012 17:37:32 GMT -5
Post by Amelia "Amy" Williams on Sept 19, 2012 17:37:32 GMT -5
Hello! for any riders who have yet to be placed on a riding team, this is for you! There seems to be a couple of you so I felt this post needed to be done.
Your try outs will just judges on things like grammar, neatest, it should be a reasonable length, (no one liners.) and accuracy. I'm not saying you can't have perfect rides. NO ONE LIKES MARY-SUE/GARY-STU POSTS.
What to post
Your try out should have your character and horse riding at the, walk, trot, and canter (in all directions.) Also doing two flying lead changes in a figure-8 pattern (change in the middle.) Then for jumping four jumps are set up and acceding hight. (lowest about 2ft highest 3ft) You must jump the four jumps and then go back around and jump them backwards.
To be placed on a team please send the try out to me though personal messages that way it is guaranteed I see the post, I will sending you back a reply on what team you would like. But if you want you may post it for everyone to see, I just will be judging the copy you send to me.
In the world of canterwood the try out is held in the indoor arena with Mr. Connor.
Keep in mind.
If you do not get the team you like, I am sorry but this isn't your last chance for the team you wanted, work on your writing skills and then ask if you can attempt again.
Once again I am here for help if you need any on your tryout ask me anything! also please be sure to send them to me (pm: izzynutty)
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I entered the large sun lit arena. My eye's gazed over the whole arena until they made eye contact with Mr. Connor who was stationed casually on one of the mounting blocks. I smiled at him and walked stereo over in his direction. "I will call out ordered during the durration of your try out, make sure you are ready, good luck." I gave him a nervous nod and turned to Stereo. I pulled his reins over his head and walked to the saddle, putting my leg into the saddle I gave a big push and swung into the saddle, not so gracefully. squeezed Stereo's sides and he started to walk to the edge of the arena. Mr. Conner called out the first command, a posting trot. I squeezed Stereos sides once again, he did a few lazy dragged steps at the trot before I got him together in a solid trot. After a few sitting beats I started to post on beat. We went around the arena once before Mr. Conner called out the next command, a slow canter. I sat back in the saddle and used my legs to cue Stereo into a canter. Excited, Stereo jumped into a canter, throwing me off balance. I jerked on the reins a bit but then relaxed and collected Stereo and myself. Way to blow it Isabel. I thought to myself. He would defiantly look down on that. After a tap around the arena Mr. Conner told me to do a lead change across the diagonal. When we got to the proper corner I turned Stereo and we started across the diagonal. Near the center I cued Stereo to do a lead change. Like he had when we started cantering he did a bit of a jump to do the lead change, this time I stayed more relaxed since I knew how to handel it. once we had gone around the arena one last time we came to a walk and then a halt. I looked over at Mr. Conner who smiled back at me.
He then pointed at the four jumped he had set up in the arena. and said, "Take them clockwise and then turn around and do the couter clockwise, they go to around three feet in high at the highest." I nodded, I wasn't really into the talking mood, I was worried if I spoke I would throw up or something. Trying to shake my nerves off I collected my reins again and asked Stereo to walk. I turned him in a circle and then asked him to pick up a canter from his walk. He did a smoother transition then he had done before. I finished the large circle and I started to turn Stereo towards the first jump, a simple vertical no higher then 2'3" I tightened my reins a bit as we got to the jump, I gave him a small squeeze to keep him thinking. Once we got to the jump I squeezed him again as well as move my arms put on his neck and got up into my jumping postion. We cleared the jump with ease and I collected Stereo after with no problems, the next jump, a square oxer at the hight of about 2'6". Stereo had never been fond of square oxers, and I didn't blame him. As we got closer his ears perked up and I knew he was thinking about bailing out. I gave his a reassuring squeeze and I could feel hi relax a bit. Once we got to the jump Stereo jumped over it, with little to no grace, he poped up throwing me off balance, and we both kind of landed hard. I sighed a bit and patted him as we cantered off from the fence. The next jump a 2'9" vertical was both easily took and same goes for the 3ft vertical after. Once we had finished clock wise I made a large circle and turned Stereo to the 3ft vertical we had just taken, this time we took it backwards. As we got the jump, I did a small squeeze to make Stereo listen. Once we got to the jump we took it just as we had done before. This time Stereo took the course with much more forwardness used to the course and not being as spooky before. We approached the final jump and all the nerves in my whole body drifted off and we neared the small fence. Stereo's strides lengthen so I brought him down to collect, we got to the jump and Stereo paused for a moment then poped over the small obstacle. I fell a bit forward at the sudden off balance nature of the way he took the jump. I sighed with disappointment but brought him to a walk with a smile. I patted his neck and dismounted, after Mr. Conner dismissed me.
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