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    03-26-2012, 04:43 PM
Green Broke
Thanks BailyJo, and as always, suggestions and comments are always WELCOME by me :)

Today I tried Cinny's new Happy Mouth snaffle. He LOVES it!!! Less gritting, more relaxed. Instead of fidgeting at the halt he happily licked his bit. I was a little bummed that SmartPak only had the Happy Mouth double jointed with the roller because after my ride today I began to wish I could show in it.

When I got home, I researched the 2012 USEF rulebook because I thought I saw somewhere that Happy Mouths were permitted so I wanted to see which ones. Not only did I find that they are permitted, my snaffle with the roller is one of the new ones added!! Talk about luck! So, I think we will be showing with the Happy Mouth this year :)
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    03-27-2012, 11:43 PM
Heres last year just after his very first test ever. I think its cute.

Cinnys Whinny is going to kill me!!! Lol.
    03-28-2012, 12:09 AM
Green Broke
The things you post when I'm in bed with a migraine¡
    03-28-2012, 12:46 AM
Heres her first ever test in shaggy show 2011!

2011 shaggy show..AVI - YouTube

Im already in trouble for the last one so f-it!!! Lol.
    03-28-2012, 09:48 AM
Green Broke
Would you stop already, I would have posted those if I wanted them on here lol. This jiurnalbis about this year ha ha
    03-30-2012, 11:27 PM
Green Broke
Friday, March 30

I know I didn't keep this up as I wanted, it's been a very busy week. Today we got Cinny moved to the Expo center and trailering went pretty well. I wasn't sure he would go in because it was a 3 horse slant with only one side of the doorway usable by the horse because the other side was hay storage. We just let him stare at the other horse in the trailer for about 5 minutes and then he walked on in.

Gave Cinny a bath, lunch and then went home and let him relax and settle in for a while, and then.... our day went downhill.

As soon as I got back to the Expo Center a lady from my old stable came up and told me that another person I used to ride with was leading her horse into the trailer to come to the show when it just suddenly dropped dead halfway in the trailer. Just POOF... he was gone. It was very sad and there was a cloud over the expo center as most of the people at the show are from that stable and know that person and her horse.

Then I tacked up and rode Cin in both arenas to get him used to them and he turned into a fire ball! I definitely had "Descendant of Mano O war" tonight and not "Cinematic Debut". It was CRAZY so I just cantered him until he had enough of it. I went back walked him for a while and untacked and then my daughter groomed him. She called me over after a few minutes and..... Cinny is getting hives on his back :( I'm hoping it's just nerves and it will go away. My husband thinks it could be the new saddle pad. Needless to say his new show pad is now in the washer and Cinny got a good rinse. I'm hoping they are gone tomorrow...I don't really know what to do for hives :(

And that was how our Pre-Show day went...
    03-30-2012, 11:34 PM
Sorry to hear about the rotten day :( Sending good luck vibes for the show!
    03-31-2012, 08:59 AM
Green Broke
show day

I'm getting ready to go feed, organize, braid etc. The rest of the family is still sleeping as my first ride isn't until 11:30. I think I could use some time to myself with just Cin and me.

My back is really really tight! Time for some quiet yoga too. It started last night. I think my nerves are back after my ride last night. Now I'm afraid that I'm going to be concentrating so much on keeping Cin in line that I'm going to forget what I'm doing. Oh Well

It is what it is......
    03-31-2012, 02:36 PM
Green Broke
Update... I've done two classes now. Training 3 and Intro B. Today I do not have Cinematic Debut the dressage horse, I have Descendant of Man O War. Basically all I have been able to do is sit in the saddle, smile and hold on! That's okay, we are here for fun. I botched Training 3, but going off a little, but hey, I kept him in the little white arena at least... there for a moment I thought he was going to jump out!

We are on lunch break and he is happily munching. A lady at my old stable says she's never seen Cinny quite so sparked up.

Oh Well, it is what it is :)
    03-31-2012, 07:23 PM
Green Broke
Okay, here are scores so far....

First test was my worst and I knew it because Cinny was being Decendant of Man O War all morning and completely out of control. I told my husband I would be shocked if I got over 45 for Training 3 because of it. I got 46.8. Not bad for a horse flipping out.

Next is Intro B. Cinny was still Decendant of Man O War. He was a bit jiggy and flat in his circles. We still received 62.18 which is an improvement of our last year's score which was 56.

Intro C I had never done before and my ex trainer read.... she makes Cinny nervous for some reason. Again, picked up the wrong lead. 57.5 was our score.. not bad for our first time doing that test.

We did Training 2 but haven't received the scores yet. Cinny did everything perfectly the way I asked with a little teeth gritting. It was our best ride of the day. And...we had kids decided to run back and forth past the judge screaming at the top of their lungs and Cin didn't even flinch. Correct leads, I can't wait to get our score.

After dinner we will have equitation and suitability.....

Next check in will be at the end of the show :)

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