So guys, sorry I won’t be recapping the show quite yet but I have to get all my media sorted. If you guys were following me on Instagram though, you’ll know we did really well! I am so pleased with my pony! We placed in every class we entered, and she was such a trier for everything. Even though I was really messed up on timing half of the time and got on her and was only able to “warm up” sometimes for a grand total of 5 minutes.
Since I already had media from Friday sorted I’ll start with that. She was feeling really good, and doing very well riding English. She felt uphill and moving through her shoulders, and pretty easy in her canter. Once we put in a good ride, I gave her a thorough bath and kept packing up the trailer.
Thankfully, I didn’t see any weirdness like Thursday, so I figured we’d stay entered in all of our classes for the weekend, and see how it went. It was suddenly chilly on Friday – getting down into the 50s when it hasn’t been that cold for a while – so I stuck on her sheet.
Her cute cotton sheet, that she has since ripped in true Amber fashion.
Thank goodness that one was the bad one.
Thursday, my back-ordered Mountain Horse Sovereign boots came in the mail, just in time for the show!
I walked around the house a lot in them on Thursday and Friday. I didn’t want to say anything on them yet until I was sure they were the right size, but they fit beautifully, and there was almost no leg, ankle or foot pinching!
By Friday evening, I felt good about the show the next day, felt that while we were better prepared for English than Western at this point, we’d take it as it came and I’d ride the horse I had on the day. On that note, I will leave you guys with these few pictures I’ve gone through.