Justus blew away the competition this past weekend at our long anticipated first show of the season! We pinned 14 out of 16 classes, NINE of which were 1st place! We competed in Dressage walk/trot, training, and first level, Hunter up to 2'3, Jumpers up to 2'3, and a couple little fun classes - finished the weekend as Senior High Point Champion and received a bucket with a brush, hoof pick, carrots and a thermos. It was a blast...Justus performed flawlessly. To the point where I was approached by a couple different people, including the judge's scribe, to say I should be showing my pony in Dressage Winnipeg as well :) Might look into trying to find a sponsor!
Without further adu, I give you Justus :)
Her trot was rythmic and beautiful all weekend!
Her canter still needs some work but MUCH improved from last summer!
Start of stretchy circle
Gotta love fun shows, I called my best friend's training level test while mounted LOL
Just as reference - here are a couple pics from just over a year ago when we REALLY started our dressage training...I had gifted Justus to a young teen who used her for trails and bareback fun for 3 years, she gave her back in March 2011.
Trot needed work on rythm and relaxation...
HAHAHA yay for better canter transitions!
It's heartwarming to take a horse from newborn foal (I own her dam) to where she is now and know that she's here because I put the time and training into her. She impresses me on a regular basis. Very proud of my little pony and myself for getting her this far :)