I'm going to be showing a my green 16.2H AQHA mare this year in just some local WP shows. And believe it or not, the competition is fierce. I can guarantee that her slow collected lope (no lurching) is going to be way faster than the 14.3H collected lope. I know that I am going to feel like I am lapping the field, but as long as she goes along collected, loosed reined and we're on the correct lead (ha! Ha!), I'm pretty sure we are going to place in the top three.
When I go to a show, yeah I want to win, but I also say, "I'm going for a hot dog and a coke and a GOOD time." If I'm not having fun, then neither is my horse. And if I can't laugh at myself and know that it isn't all about me, then I shouldn't be showing.
Next year on to English and Jumping. We are going to fllllyyyyyyy!!!