We came home reserve high point and reserve high percentage at Intro level. Got a 54% in Intro test a (3rd place) and a 58% in Intro test b (2nd place).
The judges main comment is that we lacked impulsion, in the video we look like a western pleasure pair even though it didn't feel like that when we were riding. Majic was a saint other than wanting to stop the second we turned down center line. Super excited with his behavior especially after being so worried from the stories I had heard about his behavior at previous shows.
My last minute braiding job. I really wanted to do a running braid, but it kept falling apart, so after three attempts I finally broke down and hacked his mane off. His mane was still really thick so the braids came out HUGE, but I think they looked better in person than in the picture.
Getting ready to go in. He was really looky going around the outside of the ring but the second we went in the ring he was totally focused. Another judges comment is that we need to prepare more to turn down center line. Hmmm...
Love this picture of him even though they caught me mid-post
I also totally want a cover-all arena now.