I took my 5 1/2 year old standardbred mare to a show yesterday, she has been undersaddle for 9 months (and a week) and I have owned her for 9 months!
When I first got her she couldn't trot or canter and we went to our first show yesterday (my first show and her first show!)
Led Mare/Filly over 15.2hh she got 2nd in her class and the reserve champion led mare.
Smartest on parade 18yrs and younger I got 2nd
Best newcomer under saddle I got 1st
Novice ridden female I got 1st
Ridden female over 15.2hh I got 2nd
Novice rider I got 2nd
Rider 18 years and under I got 1st
Best pleasure I got 2nd
She did so well, she was relaxed happy and listened to what I asked of her and did it every time! She was the greenest horse in her classes.
This is one combination of green + green that didn't end in black and blue!
Her advertisement when we bought her was very false, but we fell in love.
I couldn't have done this without my amazing coach though!!
I just wanted to share this with other horse-y people!!