Vince Dugan's Show Aug. 15th 2009* Riding Trooper.

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    08-16-2009, 10:33 PM
Exclamation Vince Dugan's Show Aug. 15th 2009* Riding Trooper.

Hi, everyone! So, as most of you know, I ride English & jump. I joined the showteam at the place I ride at now, & it's been going up from there!
Daytona (horse I ALWAYS ride, my loveee<3) was lame (but getting so much better every day) because she had an abcess, so I had to ride Trooper. Trooper is rarely ever worked, but he's a really good, willing horse. Pretty, too. :) LOL, ignore my game face. :P

Yesterday was a VERY long day. I had to wake up at 4AM, get to the place I ride at around 6, get Trooper ready (we had a grooming/schooling session the night before, though) & put him on the trailer. Ah, got there around 7. Now, our divisions weren't until 10AM & 3PM. But, we did have fun waiting around & getting prepared. Also, we could school in the meantime (practice).

Sorry, so long...but I won a 5th & 6th place. Ah, not my best. But it was my second time riding Trooper, cut me some slack!
NOTE: I decided not to jump him yesterday. He's not ready. He's out of shape & unbalanced. Gotta work with him more.
PICS! :aw:
BTW: & BELIEVE ME, it was VERY hot, 87F degrees!

Trooper's well, a trooper! LOL.

Waiting to go into the indoor arena for our last division. Number 226 (me) FTW! :)

My Mom was like "SMILE!" I was tightening his girth. LOL!

I LOVE his caramel eyes. :)

Warming up. Beautiful scenery, eh?

BTW: Here are some the photographer's pictures: Credit goes to JohnRobert S.

The whole team. I love us.

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    08-17-2009, 03:15 AM
EDIT: I put up the photographer's pics, too! (bump).
    08-17-2009, 03:59 AM
Very cute pics, nice group and good note, can't help but think your saddle looks a little too far back??? Needs to be closer to his withers
    08-17-2009, 01:04 PM
Ahah, thanks! About the saddle, well, he has a swayback. So, the saddle may have been sliding back, or appears to be back too far. He's not worked very much, but hopefully he'll get some muscle soon.
    08-17-2009, 04:24 PM
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Cute! Not bad for a last minute choice in mounts!
    08-18-2009, 03:46 AM
He's a pretty boy. You ride in a really pretty place. I wish I lived in the USA. Where I live where in a drought. Stupid Australia!
    08-18-2009, 05:15 PM
Haha, thanks! I know, the showgrounds were realllllly nice. I wish I rode there! LOL. Yeah, he's a cutie. & a good, willing horse!
    08-19-2009, 02:16 PM
Wow, he's absolutely stunning! Such a unique color, and looks like a pretty flashy mover too :) Looks like you had a great time.
As a side note, though: 87 sounds positively chilly to me! Try doing a show in San Diego with a full shirt and hunt coat in 107 degree weather (my last show was one of those). Haha. It's not pretty.
    08-19-2009, 02:35 PM
Green Broke
You two look SO good!
    08-21-2009, 04:36 AM
You two look fantastic! What a beautiful horse :)

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