Congratulations! What an awesome day for an awesome team!
But I just have to know...how did your Coach do? I know it's not about that but I am sooooo curious! Heheheheheheheh
Thank you Jake and Dai! I greatly appreciate your kind words :) :)
My Coach did very also, especially on her young and green TB mare. They placed 4th. They were 3rd after dressage, where I was 9th. Then they bumped down after CC because they were too slow, but for her she was working on her mares education, and the course had a couple of fences where BN riders had to walk around to get to our next fence on course - so she didn't want her mare to think that she got away with not jumping the fences, so she had to work out a way to have her mare walk quietly around those fences, and know that it was her riders idea to not jump them, not hers...so that's why they bumped down drastically after CC. I went up from 9th to 7th after CC because we were a couple of seconds too slow.
Then they rode clear and beautifully for stadium and bumped back up to 4th. And Nelson and I bumped up to 2nd.
I'll be te first to admit that I don't know squat about your dicipline, but I do see a horse that is enjoying his job and a happy rider. Doesn't get much better! So nice to see people actually enjoying themselves at a competition!
Ktibb - thank you so much, that means alot to me. It touches my heart to know that you can see the joy in Nelson! He's been through alot since Janurary, where he incurred a horrible hind right leg injury and then a massive colic where I almost lost him.
He has arthritus in his hind right hock now, but we're doing treatments to help him be more comfortable and happy - which apparently show :) :) We were supposed to move up to Novice, but my Vet said to stick to BN for now. I am totally fine with that, because I am enjoying the time we have together, doing what we love, together :) :)