I finally got the videos from Camelot. I actually only ordered the XC video, but they sent me links to the dressage and stadium videos as well. Now, I didn’t order the dressage video for a reason. I hate watching myself do dressage. I knew the test wasn’t great, but watching it just makes me wince.
Why are we going so fast? Why? I certainly didn’t feel like we were going this fast. And there is a ton of tongue action. Like, I was really happy with how little tongue there was when I was going over the pictures and now I realize that was just a trick of photography. I will say the tongue was just flicking out, not hanging and flopping out the side of her mouth, but it’s not as resolved as I was thinking.
Also, Nilla’s tail reminds me of this:
Did anyone else have one of these My Little Pony toys as a kid? I always wanted a real life MLP as a kid. Not so much that particular model, but oh well.
The cross country was really fun to watch. I’m glad I ordered it. I definitely see things I need to work on – like not trying to jump the jump for Nilla, but whatever. She looks so happy running around XC.
Finally, the stadium video is a great addition. I was really hoping there’d be some visual evidence of the mattress, but there isn’t. If you listen to the sound, you can hear the weird flapping noise around jump 3.
It was also interesting to see the video of her freakout at the final combination. I remember feeling like the bucking was from playing after the jump, but in watching, it’s clearly a spook. I still don’t know what at though. You can also see me hug her afterwards.
Although I generally hate watching videos of myself ride, I did learn a lot from watching them and I’m really glad the videographers shared them with me. If you ever show at the Camelot Horse Park, I can 100% recommend Chico Video Productions. They were great.