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post #1 of 6 Old 03-28-2010, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Our First 4-H Show--Fun!

Well, I wasn't certain what to expect, but we had a great time at our first 4-H show. My daughter is nine and so this is our first year. She had a blast knowing today was all about her. We share my horse and I must say, it was nice not having to rush through tack changes, or having to memorize my patterns...and hers. And being on the ground where I could watch.

I've heard some 4-H horror stories and so it was a relief to make new friends today. During that process I made sure my child clapped for everyone, congratulated her fellow riders, and was polite and curteous to the judge. All and all a good day. :)

But I do wonder..why don't more leaders teach their kiddos how to ride in a show pen? My goodness. It was like static cling. Or a herd of elk. I kept telling them to spread out, LOL, but they all glomed together. All us moms just shook our heads. :)

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Oh my goodness your "static cling" comment made me laugh out loud....good thing I am all alone ;) So glad you had fun and it went well.

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Oh my goodness your "static cling" comment made me laugh out loud....good thing I am all alone ;) So glad you had fun and it went well.
Honestly, Cecellia, you'd have laughed if you'd seen the way they rode around in herds. It was actually a great learning experience for my kiddo. She was taught to find a space on the rail that was far away from everyone, and how to ride deep into corners so that traffic could pass--all things she needs to learn. It was great!

I think I'm ready for bed now though. :)

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I want to see pictures! How did she do in the show? Sounds like you guys had lots of fun. :)

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-29-2010, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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She did great! But I am a really bad mommy because I didn't take any pictures. :( Dumb, dumb, dumb. I'll have to bring my camera to the next show.

My daughter told me today that someone came up to her at school and said they'd seen her riding at the horse show and how neat it was that she'd won so many classes. My daughter thought that was wild...someone she didn't know recognized her. She said she felt like a celebrity. LOL.

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My daughter thought that was wild...someone she didn't know recognized her. She said she felt like a celebrity. LOL.

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I had one of those moments when I was doing 14-17 only they remember D. If I remember correctly they said "Oh! that's dartanion! hey boy... I am so sorry but I forgot your name??" Just like D to steal the spot light LOL

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