I think you guys look great! Congrats on your move up, you must be proud of yourself and your gorgeous poneh!
Thank you - it was very stressful for me (not actually the show day, because I get pretty zen, but definitely the weeks before) so to have it turn out ok was a huge relief, and the realization that "omg, we can do it! If we managed to do ok when we really had a month to start solidly working properly, then maybe we really CAN do it"
Who was judging (I'm assuming it was Doreen??). Isn't Dagmar in Fla.?? Who was doing GP??? (I am full of questions, lol)
Last year when I bumped up to second level I was so not ready for it. I didn't actually have my simple changes, counter canter, etc.. 100% until the middle of the season. And the year before when I bumped to first I couldn't sit Ro's trot either :P
Don't worry about it! Progression is a good thing and you weren't in the 40s!! You will improve the more tests you ride and show. You and Rique are going to kick ass this year, again!
I had nightmares that I would be in the 40s Absolute nightmares LOL. But it was good, and yes, Doreen was judging, and it was nice to see that she tried to put remarks on most everything.
I think the biggest thing for me was mentally getting it together-at least you had had Anebel before and had ridden past training level, so knew that you could at least get it somewhat together. I've gone through 6 young horses in 3 years :P and they were all either sold or left, so never got to go past training until Rico.
I don't know if we'll kick ass this year again - there are some pretty **** nice horses that I've never seen before! But we'll give it our best shot :P :P