Thanks :) she's so lovely. I couldn't be prouder. Her behaviour was so good and she tried so hard for me, she just didn't have the strength to hold her frame for more than four strides at a time and that's fine because she's a baby! And I just want to say a big shoutout to my parents for all their help, I couldn't have done it without them. Dad didn't stick around because he had to work but he's the one who trailered Magic to and from the show and his help and support over the past several years has been great, even though my parents are divorced and I live with Mum. And Mum... well, she sewed up probably 2/3 of the mane braids because I didn't have time, stuck around and took photos, and helped me stay relaxed. Which in turn helped Magic stay relaxed.
Re her turnout, I'm not quite happy with it, I'd have liked to do a better job of it, but time was a factor and because I'm not very experienced with turning horses out for the hack ring I'm REALLY slow at it. Her quartermarks were quick and rushed, will be better next time, and I don't think I rinsed her off properly after washing her because she wasn't as shiny as she was beforehand. I really wish I had hoof black and that I'd had time to sew all her braids myself, and that I'd pulled her mane rather than just cutting it because then the braids would have been a bit less... enormous. This showing business is expensive hahaha I can't wait to go back to my lovely familiar easy and relatively cheap showjumping!
Last edited by blue eyed pony; 11-02-2013 at 01:42 AM.