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        02-20-2010, 08:30 PM
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    Yearling
    First show, not elated but not deflated.

    So it was kind rough. First class I signed up for was entered wrong, and by the time I got that fixed the class I WANTED to be in was over. Brushed it off. First class went well I got 2nd in a class of 6 Open Non Stock horse pleasure. I was surprised, there were some horses I thought did much better then us. Second class was Open Eq....but there was a pattern I didn't know and patterns make me freakishly nervous but I did it anyway and we got 5th in 6. 100% my fault, crossing my tracks in a figure eight I took my leg off and he went all counter bending out of the circle. So, we are going to work on those and I am signing up for the same class next time to see if we are improving. Last class we got 2nd in a class of 2...yeah, *sighs* he was hollow, tossing his head and bucked (which he NEVER does) when picking up the canter and picked up the wrong lead! We deserved it.

    After I got home I picked his feet and found a small slice in his heal all the way from the coronet band to his frog. It's very minor...there wasn't even any sign of bleeding but I am sure it is what caused him discomfort because he has NEVER bucked or been unresponsive to me asking him to collect and he did great in the Pleasure class. So I feel bad. The show grounds were immaculate but I did notice allot of trash being left around, my husband was walking around with a bag picking other peoples stuff up!

    I walked away feeling good that we got threw my first show in 10 years and his first show ever and we didn't totally bomb it :) He's got some rest and healing time with allot of pampering and then we will get back to work.
         
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        02-20-2010, 08:50 PM
      #2
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by CecilliaB    
    So it was kind rough. First class I signed up for was entered wrong, and by the time I got that fixed the class I WANTED to be in was over. Brushed it off. First class went well I got 2nd in a class of 6 Open Non Stock horse pleasure. I was surprised, there were some horses I thought did much better then us. Second class was Open Eq....but there was a pattern I didn't know and patterns make me freakishly nervous but I did it anyway and we got 5th in 6. 100% my fault, crossing my tracks in a figure eight I took my leg off and he went all counter bending out of the circle. So, we are going to work on those and I am signing up for the same class next time to see if we are improving. Last class we got 2nd in a class of 2...yeah, *sighs* he was hollow, tossing his head and bucked (which he NEVER does) when picking up the canter and picked up the wrong lead! We deserved it.

    After I got home I picked his feet and found a small slice in his heal all the way from the coronet band to his frog. It's very minor...there wasn't even any sign of bleeding but I am sure it is what caused him discomfort because he has NEVER bucked or been unresponsive to me asking him to collect and he did great in the Pleasure class. So I feel bad. The show grounds were immaculate but I did notice allot of trash being left around, my husband was walking around with a bag picking other peoples stuff up!

    I walked away feeling good that we got threw my first show in 10 years and his first show ever and we didn't totally bomb it :) He's got some rest and healing time with allot of pampering and then we will get back to work.

    Sounds like you got to see where you stack up . :) It's always nice to have that sort of thermometer so to speak when you've been riding a long while. You'll probably do loads better at your next show.

    Any pictures?
         
        02-20-2010, 08:53 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    *looks all over page* I agree with Void Pictures?? Also great job keeping your spirits up and haveing a great show!
         
        02-20-2010, 09:08 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    There are like...2! My husband was supposed to take photos but I guess watching the kids and taking pictures was to hard ;)
         
        02-20-2010, 10:03 PM
      #5
    Super Moderator
    Congrats on surviving!!

    Some shows just go that way. One show you will be a star.......the next a dud. The real key is what you take home from each one that you can learn from.

    Only 2 pics? Well, where are they?
         
        02-20-2010, 10:46 PM
      #6
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Allison Finch    

    Only 2 pics? Well, where are they?
    hehehe well?? And yes I have to pic my photographer carefully or else I get a lot of ground shots or shots of my getting ready appose to showing lol..
         
        02-21-2010, 09:22 AM
      #7
    Yearling
    Here are my two uber exciting photos! Next time I am going to take my friends kid who is into photography haha.

    Uhm...getting a drink of water before getting on.


    Aidan and I
         
        02-21-2010, 12:21 PM
      #8
    Super Moderator
    Nice looking team!
         
        02-21-2010, 12:53 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    Congrats. For getting out there and showing.
    Everyone has to start somewhere and I agree that using this as a learning experience is the best way to look at it! The pics look great too!

    It looks like the weather was nice there , I am getting cabin fever here in PA.
         

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