Thanks MIE, and Writer...
TOday was even better. I got 1st place on both tests with a 67.5% on Intro A and 68% on intro B
I felt really good in the first test and thought the second was not as good, but We did really well.
The Haffie's owner came to watch us yesterday and she was thrilled to death over how well he is doing. She called me this evening wanting to know how we did in our tests today. She was over the top about us getting two 1st places for today! :)
My Mom and my neighbor came out to watch and my mom took photo's....
Sadly I do not have them on my computer because I had my lap top at the ranch and my mom couldn't load them when she went back to my home before returning to her home..4 hours away.
So I will have to get some more photo's so you all can see.
What I got out of my Sat, was some comments from the judge that I knew were coming. Mostly about the "poll" being either "to low" and sometimes to high"
The to low part we have really been working on and it is improving.
There was other stuff to work on in the free walk. She wanted more stretch into the bridle.
Today she said things like Poll a "little higher"
Further remarks on test A said "pleasing ride"
Further remarks on test B said "Lovely ride"
In the intro B tes I got four 8's. Eights on the changes on rein and both centerline and halts.
To get an 8 on centerline and hault is a big deal for this horse. He was trained to halt and then Run backwards. It took some work to change that!
So pleased with his entire attitude and performaces.
What a total Ham...
What I felt was cool was being able to take the judges comments and then try to improve them as best I could from one day to the next day.
I discussed them with my trainer and then when I did my warmup I put into play some tools to make things happen and I guess they helped!
What a great weekend.
My first show in 20 years was a total success. I could have shown at a higher level, but Bear was not put together to do canter classes. We did enter the Training lvl only to find we couldnt cross enter. Even so I feel he is not ready to be there do to some past training he had.
All in all a fun enjoyable weekend. So lucky to have the little haffie to ride.
Last edited by HalfPass; 06-13-2010 at 11:20 PM.