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post #1 of 5 Old 06-06-2011, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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My first show

Hi my name is Julia, im new here. Im 13 years old, and I LOVE horses. What girl doesn't? My dads in the navy, hes a recruiter, and we recently moved to NE. I started taking lessons this winter. I've taken them before. I year when I was 6-7, a couple horse camps, a couple trail rides, but nothing like this. I now know how to catch, lead, groom/feet, tack up, walk/trot/canter/hand gallop. I know you are probably thinking "so what? I did all that when I was 6!" But idk. I guess it's a pretty big deal for me.

So anyway, my intructor (Katy, 18) let me come with her to a show. We washed Riley (a white paint with super light grey splotches you can only see when he is wet) till he glowed, (of course he rolled again, and I rinsed him off) then put on his blanket and rainbow sleazy after banding his hair. He was GLOWING for the show. I got 2nd place in walk/trot novice (I wouldve gotten first but he decided it was time to do a lope) and 3rd in walk/trot open. I didn't place in egg&spoon though haha.
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-07-2011, 08:01 PM
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Sounds like you had fun, the pic looks great but it is pretty small.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-07-2011, 10:39 PM
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I would never think "big deal . . ." I really think it's awesome that you are taking lessons and doing so much so youngj! Good for you. I had to wait to be middle aged to do all that. No matter, we both love horses. Your instructor sounds great and the pictured horse is brilliantly white!

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-09-2011, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
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yeah I couldn't right click, so.... its compicated.

Thanks! Yeah it's not at all easy to get him that white, but we did it!

haha thanks ^^ I love your signature.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-09-2011, 07:04 AM
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Hi Julia and welcome to the forum!

2nd and 3rd places are wonderful, especially for the very first time! Congrats!

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