dvicm

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    Water Polo, A-Team, High School Equestrian Team, AHA
  1. Hey everyone (new here)

    It's good not to be one of the only guys on here anymore! I'm Derek and I'll be a Junior this year. I started riding huntseat, and now I can do a bit of everything (with practice). I show mainly Arabians. They are the best!
  2. Hey everyone (new here)

    It's good not to be one of the only guys on here anymore! I'm Derek and I'll be a Junior this year. I started riding huntseat, and now I can do a bit of everything (with practice). I show mainly Arabians. They are the best!
  3. I have had the whole 'different look/mover' thing work for and against me before. At one show, I took my arab mare. All of my competitors were quarter horses/crosses, and in the English pleasure class we worked it out (in a good way). Her way of going and overall presence was stronger than many of the other horses, and we placed second out of nine. At another show though, I was (once again) the only arab in the class. It was showmanship, and with (from my learnings) you are supposed to move arabs out and show off their true way of going, rather than the jog all of the 'western breeds' were doing. I got a third place based on the 'everyone gets a ribbon and then the first place people move onto the championship' style of judging, and I know that I did better than that. Really, with horses that stand out you will (as I have experienced) have more highs and lows based on the judges. It might not be right, but it seems that it is the way it is. If you really love it though, it's all still good!
  4. I have had the whole 'different look/mover' thing work for and against me before. At one show, I took my arab mare. All of my competitors were quarter horses/crosses, and in the English pleasure class we worked it out (in a good way). Her way of going and overall presence was stronger than many of the other horses, and we placed second out of nine. At another show though, I was (once again) the only arab in the class. It was showmanship, and with (from my learnings) you are supposed to move arabs out and show off their true way of going, rather than the jog all of the 'western breeds' were doing. I got a third place based on the 'everyone gets a ribbon and then the first place people move onto the championship' style of judging, and I know that I did better than that. Really, with horses that stand out you will (as I have experienced) have more highs and lows based on the judges. It might not be right, but it seems that it is the way it is. If you really love it though, it's all still good!
  5. Advice?? Critique?? *Updated*

    Maybe you could reword the sentence like this: Seth glanced down, dizzily seeing two surfboards underneath him. -or- Seth was now lying on two surfboards, or so his double vision told him. -or- Feeling dizzy, Seth glanced down, seeing two surfboards come in and out of focus underneath him. I like the way it is all going so far; very appealing to teenage audiences. Though we may not all be like Seth and Jade, the forbidden danger of it all makes it exciting to 'experience'.
  6. Advice?? Critique?? *Updated*

    Maybe you could reword the sentence like this: Seth glanced down, dizzily seeing two surfboards underneath him. -or- Seth was now lying on two surfboards, or so his double vision told him. -or- Feeling dizzy, Seth glanced down, seeing two surfboards come in and out of focus underneath him. I like the way it is all going so far; very appealing to teenage audiences. Though we may not all be like Seth and Jade, the forbidden danger of it all makes it exciting to 'experience'.
  7. Advice?? Critique?? *Updated*

    It was good! Here are a few things that you might want to think about before writing more though: Does Seth have any more dimension than being a brooding rich boy? What made him this way? Will your story be a metaphor to something in the world right now? What is going top happen to Seth? (Currently it sounds as though it will be a suspense novel, but with one twist it could turn into a romance, or it could just be a story of the detachment within our world today.) What are the future plans of/for your characters? Most importantly, what is the message that you want your reader's to take away from your story? You wanted critiques, but it was really good, so instead I thought that giving you things to think about that will give your story literary depth would be more beneficial for your writing. Keep it up!
  8. Advice?? Critique?? *Updated*

    It was good! Here are a few things that you might want to think about before writing more though: Does Seth have any more dimension than being a brooding rich boy? What made him this way? Will your story be a metaphor to something in the world right now? What is going top happen to Seth? (Currently it sounds as though it will be a suspense novel, but with one twist it could turn into a romance, or it could just be a story of the detachment within our world today.) What are the future plans of/for your characters? Most importantly, what is the message that you want your reader's to take away from your story? You wanted critiques, but it was really good, so instead I thought that giving you things to think about that will give your story literary depth would be more beneficial for your writing. Keep it up!
  9. 1 1/2 Y.O. being ridden...

    It doesn't sound like anything happened, so let us instead focus on the positive; the horse was good. Also, why are twenty-somethings posting on the kid's only board? I thought that kids were eighteen and under...... [ 06-05-2007, 11:15 PM: Message edited by: Dvicm ]
  10. 1 1/2 Y.O. being ridden...

    It doesn't sound like anything happened, so let us instead focus on the positive; the horse was good. Also, why are twenty-somethings posting on the kid's only board? I thought that kids were eighteen and under...... [ 06-05-2007, 11:15 PM: Message edited by: Dvicm ]
  11. MTG question

    Leave it in. It kinda just dissapears after wbout a month. It's great though huh?!?
  12. MTG question

    Leave it in. It kinda just dissapears after wbout a month. It's great though huh?!?
  13. Please read and answer!!!

    One Twix for me!
  14. Please read and answer!!!

    One Twix for me!
  15. Fun Show Questions

    I am a guy. Haha, I guess that there aren't very many guys on here. I originally posted this topic to get a bunch of girl opinions on what to wear. Haha, so yes, I'm a guy.