Today was my first show and I think I did somewhat well.
The first class I was in was Yearling halter and we won first by default. (we were the only ones in the class
, but I am still proud of Joey)
The next class was aged horse halter. We didn't place
but I got a cool hot pink participation ribbon (which I like better than the first place ribbons).
After that was western pleasure. And might I add that Annie is a trained cow/speed horse. For four dollar entry fees, I thought "what the heck, lets give it a whirl." Well, as we were riding in the class, all the other horses were moving at a snail's pace, but to Annie, she was in the Belmont stakes, not a tiny arena full of pleasure horses. And as the judge said to lope your horses, she took off, I lost my balance, and fell off. Lucky for me, I landed on the cushy part of my back hip.
So I decided to skip out on western horsemanship and collect myself, (it didn't take long, but I wanted Annie to calm down too.
Did I mention I laugh in the face of danger?
Because I went straight into barrels and poles. Mind you, I trotted most of the time, so my barrel time was 1:08:16. (I did beat 3 people, 2 dq, and one rode her pleasure horse at a plesure trot around the barrels). And poles was my best event of the day, too slow to place, but definitely in the upper middle of the event.
All in all, I got 4 ribbons and had a blast!
I will post pictures if somebody could tell me how. I don't understand the url thing. I am not computer Savvy