Jumping is more her thing and she was quite excited by the idea of cantering around a whole course of jumps outside. So we took the first half of the course at a trot and once she settled we moved into a nice, quiet canter. She was good, but was jumping me out of the tack a little bit. I might try a slightly stronger bit our next time out because she was definitely strong to the fences. This picture was taken by a professional, and was the best shot she got. I obviously need to work on my release.
Anyhow, overall she did really well and we took home a second place ribbon, only losing by a 1/4 of a point. My goal was to finish (not get dq'd) so I was excited she did so well. The show gave me a really good idea of what we need to work on.
After the show we did some cross country schooling. We don't have a course at the barn where I board, and this was her first time out. She rocked the cross country course. We jumped all the green as grass jumps (18 in), all of the starter jumps (2 foot 3), and a handful of the more straight forward beginner novice questions (2 foot 6). All in all we had a great time and are looking forward to our next show!