Today was SO great!! This whole week has been SO amazing!! I am just SO happy
I think I forgot to mention this on here, but this last week I found out I got a full ride scholarship earlier this week (with the equestrian team, yeehaw!). Yesterday my 90 days at work was up and my work review was great-meaning I get to bring my dog to work with me AND I'm working in daycare Tuesday and Wednesday so I get to be with her all day! THEN my lessee passed her canter portion of her 4-H test last Tuesday, AND I've seen INCREDIBLE improvement from last Tuesday to today. And then the icing on the cake- I had a great show today and got to babysit two of my favorite kids <3 (they were asking about my cowboy boots, and now they might come visit my horse too
I am SO thankful for how things have been turning up lately... I'm just so blessed and so often I forget that!
Onto the show today. We placed in every class!! There were some tough riders, but we did fairly well :) My lessee placed in her age division and got 4th's and 5th's (placed one under her friend with much more experience and a very expensive horse!) I did pleasure, horsemanship, bareback, trail and working pleasure.
Bareback was his first class of the day... let me start out by saying he was VERY slippery and it was VERY cold (making me tense and shivery) we went on the left side (where he couldn't see the middle) and he got ZOOOMY at the canter, I was slip and sliding, so I decided to school him a little (the judge saw the zoomies but not the correction, which was good) and got a nice slow lope. The other side wasn't a problem (which I thought it would be!) we placed 4th out of 12 riders :) (If those zoomies... we could have done better!)
Then there was pleasure, he was super!! I've been spending more time schooling at home (instead of goofing off which I like to do) so his lope was actually BETTER than when he had two eyes! Pleasure we placed 5th, and in horsemanship (no pattern just based on me) we got 4th. Keeping in mind I'm riding against the older trainers (I JUST made it into this age group and it goes all the way to 35) I didn't think we did too bad! My trainer entered and beat me ;)
Then there was trail... we had a FANTASTIC pattern except for two parts. I royaly screwed up the gate. I do it all the time, but today I decided going butt first was the way to go....
Yeah... I didn't let go of the gate though! Then we got to a creek which my horse did NOT want to pass (he has a thing about water..) but after five minutes of 'persuading' he did it and got over himself. The rest was awesome and we got 4th place out of 12 or more riders :)
Then in the pattern class we did good! Not our best pattern, but not our worst. NAILED the flying lead change, stops and turn around.
I have really high hopes for my lessee right now, they did SO GREAT at this show I KNOW they're making it to state this year!
Anyways overdue pictures...
This is his eye as of today. All is healed except for a little tiny dot that's still draining. Looks SOSOSOSOSOSO (my favorite emphasis) much better! And look at that sexah flowy mane ;)
I don't have many pictures of me.. they're on other peoples phones. But here's us going on the rail (as you can tail we aren't very formal here!)
WE'RE SO COLD!!!
And just for fun... because he really did look like a dragon :)