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Reporting back to say that my composer son helped me install and use Reaper, which is 1000% better that Garageband for ease of use (I was losing my mind). We slowed "I Walk the Line" down to .90000 and it was PERFECT! and didn't sound at all distorted. I'll update you all again shortly (for those who are interested, that is!). ... See MoreSee Less

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All are interested, Susan.

Fantastic! When I read this suggestion, I thought, this is it! Since dressage riders are always “riding lines,” in a sense. Love the quirkiness of celebrating your paint this way! I look forward to seeing how it comes together.

If you could send us a video of the ride with music, it would be really fun

This is amazing. Can't wait to see and hear. I would love to do a freestyle to Nickle Creeks "ode to a butterfly" someday.

So your advice to us is: Don't fear the Reaper?

Way to go! Tech nerds for the win! Yes, an update and/or reveal is appreciated.

Woo! Can't wait to see. You'll have a virtual cheering squad for Regionals (which Region) 🙂

We are all here for this content! ❤️

We need video footage!

Would love to see video

Would love to see a video!

Definitely interested!


We get a video, right?

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Dear Facebook peeps, I'm going to crowdsource a challenge that has NOTHING to do with education whatsoever.

My lovely draft mare Third Ghost qualified for regional dressage finals at both first and second level this year...AND she got a qualifying score for musical freestyle at second level. Don't worry about all the words if you're not a horse person--this just means that we can do dressage movements set to music at the regional championships in two weeks, which is pure fun.

I wanted to do a Johnny Cash themed freestyle--a little bit of a joke because there are very few paints at dressage shows, so we're just tipping our hat to western/country music. But I have to find a Johnny Cash song that is the same tempo as her canter. I've got "When the Man Comes Around" for her walk and "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" for her trot.

HELP! What Johnny Cash song might fit the tempo here? I had my son shoot a video of a couple of canter circles this morning--just count 1-2 1-2 1-2 as she canters. All the songs I'm finding are a little too slow or a little too fast. I think we're looking at a deep cut here!

I've only got about ten more days to figure this out so I'm hoping for some Facebook brilliance here.
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I cant imagine why you think this has nothing to do with education. If i were still homeschooling we would close books and work on this for 2 days. It starts off with math and goes straight on til morning!

You can use garage band to slow or speed a song. We do this for vaulting.

Another vote for Ring of Fire! Popped into my head as soon as I read "Johnny Cash", and seems to fit.

I also think Ring of Fire could work. Plus it’s just such a good song.

In the video, it sounds like you are counting out loud at about 100 beats per minute. "Walk the Line" is almost exactly 100 BPM, so you might want to try that one.

Funny, we’re sitting in our trailer here at a horse show in California when I came across your post. We like Ghost Rider followed by Ring of Fire for the canter. 🐎

Not Johnny Cash but some versions of The Tennessee Waltz ( hank Williams made famous) might work and a country waltz would also be a nod to the 3 beat gait

You might be able to tweak the tempo on Ring of Fire? “Love… is a burning thing…” It seems to fit your video in my head.

Ugh. Although I know everything you're talking about (congrats, by the way) I'm at a loss at a song for you.

Folsom Prison is very close!

adjust the tempo on the music if it's close to the tempo you need...a little like adjusting the speed on an audible book. hope that helps.

It reminds me of the train in Folsom Prison

As others have suggested...Ring of Fire

This post is exactly why I love following you. Everything belongs!

My sweet Bill could be her daddy (he’s 20) and a big, gentle paint. He isn’t quarter horse and I have always wondered if he had a bit of draft genetics. What about some of the songs Johnny sang as an old man? Or this guy who song a lot like Cash:

It’s Folsom prison. Get rhythm is a tick too slow.

I am sure you could find someone to help slightly speed up or slow down the song to fit the canter. 🙂

Ring of Fire

Gods gonna cut ‘em down? It’s got a pretty good beat for me, but I don’t know if it matches your horse in the way it’s should.

Social Distortian’s cover of Ring of Fire! It’s fast but really FUN!

One Piece At a Time; by Johnny Cash perfect tempo, even says ride around! Let me know if it works

Lovely canter and transitions! I hope we get to see the finished product!

Ring of Fire or a slightly slowed Ghost Riders! Please post the video!

Dennis also suggested Get Rhythm. It’s a quick one!

I have no song suggestions but I am just so proud of you two.

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