Well..Took her to her first show today.(:
Hopped right on the trailer and trailered beautifully! The other two were antsy and pawing but she stood waiting in there like an angel.
When we got there, she was..well, a wench xD She almost shoved a little girl on her horse over when she swung her butt out during warm up, so I decided to wait for a bit and then use the other arena. While she was at the trailer she peed and when we went down to the other arena, she was much better, lol.
I took her in exhibition barrels twice and trotted the pattern, she did awesome, she is SUCH a quick learner!
Her next class was stake bend. I figured she would try to fly through so we trotted up and she felt like she wanted to canter so bad on the way back that I let her go and she actually stayed slow enough that she could weave without me having to hold her back! She came 6/8 with the last two being DQ'd..but regardless, first ribbon at her first show? Hell yeah! LOL
Then the issues started... >.> I was standing around talking to people and she would doze off, which, perfectly normal and I didn't think anything of it. Next thing I know she woke herself up when she lost her balance and almost went down. Walked her around for a bit and went to stand by a friend that leases another horse at the barn. I kept waking her up (I was watching the runs) but the minute I left her alone and watched a specific run I was interested in, she dropped her whole front end and faceplanted on the ground ;; She got back up and thought she was going to go back to sleep! So that was the end of me watching. I was scared to tie her to the trailer again for fear she'd fall down go boom while she was tied ;;
And then, her next class was down and back. Nice and simple, little coordination needed so I decided we were going to full out run and hope we placed xD I was expecting a buck when I smacked her with the whip to get her going from the gate, but nope! She just dug in and took off and I was still in control of it, not a bolt! She slowed down immensly around the barrel (took it wide so she wouldn't slow down), but I went to her bad side for some reason and that was our problem. Soon as she came out of that barrel though? I didn't even need the whip, she knew she was allowed to fly back and she kicked it right into gear before I even had to push her! And the BEST part, she walked right back out of that arena with her head down and calm!!! Wasn't antsy the least bit.(:
All in all, while she had some spazz attacks because of other high energy (spazz) horses, she did great for her first show!
And while I sadly don't have any pictures of me on her (will get them next show though!), I did get pictures of her looking good :p Posted via Mobile Device