I have to say these are the ONLY pics I have left from me riding many years ago. Over the years many things have been lost stolen and shuffled around in my less than normal lifestyle. I came across these about two years ago and brought them home. When I visited my folks for christmas, I brought them with me so my Mom could scan them and I could save them and also post them here.
Here is the scoop on the little chestnut Arab. He was 5 and very untrained! I believe I am 15 in these photos. I worked with a woman feeding and riding horses for money. This little arab was purchased by a family (along with 4 other unsuitable arabs for their non experienced children) Our job was to get them traned and rideable. So for about 8 months I worked with Arab. His name was Haliam.
At this show, I rode in a flat class and in a jumping class. In the jumping class we did absolutely poorly as Heliam had never been there and was afraid of all the jumps. He refused 2 or 3 jumps. I remember having a real difficult ti,e with one in particular but since it was not a rated show or anything like that they let us continue to try. I didn't give up and circled until I calmly managed to het him over all the fences.
At the end of the show I was given the huge bowl trophy for having the best horsmanship. Becasue when Heliam refused etc. I managed to keep my wits about me and just get the job done. I think the judges were impressed because I was had talked and rewarded Haliam after he did the right thing. That trophy had been around for years. It was a trophy that they engraved your name on and the next year you got to give it away to the new winner.
Here we go.
1.) Me clearly getting cut off in a flat class. Lol
2.) Must have actually got a ribbon inthat class
3.) a line up
4.) right be fefore a refusal at the next jump (I think)
5.) a ribbon I think from the flat calss