This weekend I took my boy to his second hunter pace. I think he loves them!
At the first pace he was a little nervous about the very first jump (white barrels with a rail), but once he got over that he was unstoppable! We were out with about three other horses, all on their first pace. I really figured we would follow one of the mares over since she has the most xc experience. Instead my boy decided to be Mr. Brave and led over everything! We only got one picture that first day (sorry all pics are pretty blurry, might be time for a new camera)
This weekend (two weeks later) we had another pace at a different fixture and it was amazing. Lots of coops, river crossings, and combinations. We skipped a few (the stone wall was a much for him at this stage), but he still lept everything I pointed him at! After riding a kind of looky jumper last year, I am tickled to death with this guy. Sorry for the blurry pics, but here are a few.
And speaking of cameras, does anyone have a good recommendation for a point and shoot that will do good action shots in low light? Looking for something smaller than a DSLR so I can take it with me on rides.