Another semester is coming to a close and that means that it is time for riding finals. Like every semester, each student enrolled in a riding class has to perform a mounted routine in costume that corresponds to a song that they have choreographed the routine to. I always find this one of the best parts of the semester. Maybe it is because it gives me the chance to show off what I have learned in the semester, or maybe it is just because it is fun to get to choreograph my own routine. I think the biggest reason that I find our finals so fun is that I love to design my costume to go with my music and routine.
Everyone comes up with a costume, but I come up with a routine for it's costume potential. I don't choose my song unless I can come up with an extravagant costume idea to go with it. Most of my friends think I am crazy for being so obsessed with coming up with a unique costume. In the past, I have been a pirate, with music from the Pirate's of the Caribbean sound track. I have been princess Lea with music from Star Wars. I have been an angel and used the Song Just Like A Prayer performed by the cast of Glee. This semester, I choreographed my routine to The Grid and C.L.U. from the Tron Legacy sound track. My costume resembles the outfit that Cora wore in Tron Legacy.
It was tons of fun and I really enjoyed it. I rode one of our new horses and the two of us worked together really well. The routine fit well with my music, my horse, and me. Now that this final is over, I will have to start thinking about next semesters. I want to make sure I will have time to get my costume made. Since I barely had time to finish sewing this one together, I don't want to run in to that again.
(picture to come, I am trying to get it on my computer)