Today was another wonderful day at Judson. It was one of those days where the sun is out and you just know that spring is finally here. YAY! It is also that time of year when everyone is getting ready for finals (BOO) and that is no different in the Equine program. The finals for the riding classes consist of each student choreographing a riding routine. We must select which horse we will ride, what song we will ride to, and come up with a costume to go along with our song. Within our routine we must demonstrate what we have been working on in class. For most people this means they will have to incorporate walking, trotting/jogging and cantering/loping.
It is so much fun to work on these routines. This is our chance to be creative and have fun doing what we love: riding horses. It is also interesting to get to see what everyone else is doing for their routine. This semester I have heard of a couple of people who are doing Alice in Wonderland routines, there are generally a few country routines, and I am sure that there are some other really neat ones that I have not heard about.
My final for my Huntseat team class is a Star Wars routine. I am going to be riding JC, my song will be the Star Wars opening title and I will dress up as Princess Leia. My final for my Western team class is going to be a little bit different, because there are only two people in that class. We have decided that instead of each of us doing a solo routine we are going to do two duet routines. Our first is going to be a broom stick polo match to the song Girls Just Want to Have Fun and, because we are riding such amazing horses (Doc and Joe), half way through the song we are going to turn around in our saddles and ride backwards. (I am serious, apparently it is a great way to stretch and it is kind of fun, so since we have done it in class we are going to include it in our final). Our second is going to be a flag routine. We haven't picked the music yet, but the routine is planned so we just have to find a song long enough. (Andrea and Doc)