I spent a good 8-9 hours today at the barn practicing and getting him ready for the fair. We worked mainly on getting a slow trot, listening to my cues when asking to turn, and then my equitation.
Then I brought him in, gave him a goood bath, and then turned him out for a while. I originally was going to keep him in a stall all night long, but I thought he'd be too crazy and unhappy so he'll stay out all night.
We trimmed his legs, briddle path, and as much as his face as I possibly could. I believe that sometime in his past he had a horrible experience with trimmers cause he's petrified of them, but he seems to know what they are. His legs he gave no problems on at all, same with his ears, eyes, and briddle path...but he would NOT let us get to his nose. When he lowered his head and calmed down, we turned off the trimmers and ended it. We don't want to make him even more afraid than what he is now. I did some of his nose with a razor, but I only got half maybe. So tomorrow I'll touch it up with scissors to make it look halfway decent.
For tomorrow, all I have to do is give him a goooooooooood grooming, rewash his socks to make them all white again, apply the black hoof polish. Comb his tail and then load him.
I am probably going to enter three shows.
Western w/t equitation
Western w/t pleasure
Western w/t obedience.
Since it's our first shows I want to keep it slow. I'm not going to win, though it would be nice to come home with a ribbon but I doubt I will.
His mane is still too short to do anything with so I hope I won't get marked off for that...even though I don't think I would, but you never know.
So, please wish us luck! I'm kinda nervous that he'll act up and I won't want to show, but I'm sure it's just me and he'll be fine.
I got terrible sunburns today because I forgot to put sunblock on...and to make matters worse, my show clothes is red....so I'm going to apply alot of makeup to hide it and we should be good
I'll take LOADS of pictures and make sure my friends take loads of me and Sonny....some videos as well.
Here is a picture of Sonny all cleaned up
I'll take more pictures tomorrow
Also if anyone has any cool ideas for his mane let me know. I'm totally open. As long as it doesn't take too long to set up I'll see if it will work. Otherwise it'll stay the way it is