By the time we reached the tenth jump they were doing okay, I had made a few mistakes here and there that caused us to lose some time but I was hoping to make up for it on the last stretch the the finish line. Sati seemed to be off today he was finishing his jumps off like he usually did, it was almost sloppy and for some reason I could not figure it out. I kept going not seeing any signs of pain or any injury. We flew over the last jump and pushed hard for the finish line, I urged him to make bigger and faster strides and that is exactly what he did. Once across they announced that we had came in first! A big smile broke across my face as I leaned down on his neck to praise him, and then my dad and Lisa came rushing over to congratulate us. I was extremely please with the results considering it was not the best run we have ever had. I hopped down and walked to the arena where they gave us our prizes, I got a new stable sheet, a trophy and a nice check. Once we got done with pictures I led Satisfaction over to the trailer and told Lisa about the big bay gelding I saw and asked if she would come with me to look at him. She was hesitant because she saw how he had been throwing a fit earlier. But she came over anyways.
I led the way to Alex's trailer and called her name out when we got closer, she greeted me with a big hug. I was talking for awhile before I decided to ask about the gelding. "So Alex what's the story on your bay?" I said with a lot of curiosity in my voice, while Lisa looked at him from afar. Alex looked at me with a embarrassed expression "well Maddy he is a six year old we had imported from Germany, and he is a great horse and honestly can fly over anything you ask him to. Problem is, is that him and I just me don't connect and I can't get him to work with me, so he is for sale to the right rider if they can control him" she finishes with a smile. I looked over at Lisa and back at Alex, "could I try him out since the arena is right there?" I ask without even considering Lisa's opinion, after all it is my decision. Alex's looks over at him and back at me, "go ahead give him a try" she says kinda mad as if she is jealous. I walk over to where her groom his holding him and take the reins. Right away I can see he has an lot of attitude and energy but it is obvious he can fly, after all he is a Germany import. Lisa walks over and my dad trailing behind. I get a boost up from the groom before securing my helmet on my head. I gather the reins and give him a little squeeze and we are headed towards the arena, his energy is unbelievable, a few feet from the arena gate he starts to prance and I gather the reins a little tighter and ask for a walk, it takes him a minute but he settles to a walk again. Once I lead him into the arena filled with fluffy soft sand, Lisa shuts the gate then stands back to watch.
I ask for a trot and he hops right into it, with a lot of interest. We get half way around the arena before I urge him into a slow canter and head for the first jump. I can feel his excitement, and see how much he loves to jump. I start counting my strides into the first jump then we are off, he picks his front feet off the ground like it is nothing he makes it seem easy like he isn't trying at all. Then I feel his back legs come up and we are flying, like honestly flying. He had no troubles getting over that fence. Topping everything off his landing, was extremely soft. His front hooves hit first moving the sand from under his feet, following with his back. Once finished I was headed for the second jump barely able to contain my smile, I got a quick glance at Lisa and she has the same expression. I knew I was going to be bringing him home today.