Today was our last contesting practice before the show, which is next Wednesday. We did all the events that will be on the showbill, so it was pretty interesting.
We started with keyhole and my best time was 11.19s, which was our personal best and the best time of anyone there.
Second, we did speed & action. Our best time was 8.63s which was also our personal best and the best time of anyone.
Third, we did barrels. Buttercup was tired because we did keyhole and s&a 3 times each, so she didn't want to run as much on this one. Our best time was 26s, which isn't very good for us, but we run a bigger pattern than most so it wasn't a bad time. This was the second place time of anyone there, but a first place out of the ponies.
Fourth, we did flags. Buttercup was even more tired because we did barrels 3 times each so our best time was 18s, which is a personal best for us since she'd never run this one before and put as with a second place time in this one out of everyone, but a first place in the ponies.
Last, we did poles and she was worn out so our best time was in the late 20's somewhere I believe. This isn't great for us, but it was a second place time overall and a first place in the ponies.
She was really well behaved and tried her heart out and I'm very excited for next Wednesday.
Tomorrow we have our last practice of the year and it's a western pleasure, horsemanship, halter, and showmanship practice. I get nervous everytime I think about the show which is coming up soon.