Mounted Games is one of those equine activities I always think would have been a great experience as a kid. Sure, I played games on horseback with my buddies in the pastures. Mounted Games competitors, however, form and practice as a team, wear matching silks and saddle pads, and no one gets judged on rider position.
We’ll Show You What Balance Looks Like: A few stark characteristics sticks out about these kids: they all appear to have endlessly long legs, most of them obviously wear velcro on their butts, and I want to ride all their ponies.
Four In Sack: Talk about coordination and teamwork. The crowd loves it!
Old Hats Out, Old Socks In: The “Sock Race” requires riders to run halfway down the line, drop an old sock in the bucket, run to the end, dismount and pick up a new old sock, vault back on the pony while galloping home to hand the new old sock to a teammate, and repeat. I wonder who donates all the old socks?
Human Agility Class: Agility requires riders to dismount and quick-step across a few buckets before vaulting back on quick as possible. Miss a step or fall off the bucket and you have to start again.
Has anyone in Eventing Nation competed in Mounted Games or owned a pony with such experience? Tell us what it was like in the comments!