Saturday, March 7, 2009

Will Rogers Classic - Day 1

Well, the girls had their first outing with Pico and Sunny - their new show horses for the 2009 show year. Ivy is still becoming aquainted with Pico but Alaina has had a few more lessons under her belt and is off to a good start with the Sunny-Boy (placed 1 in Hunter Under Saddle). Ivy also showed Splash in Halter and Showmanship and got placed in Halter6 out of 20 horses or so. Yippee. I rode Splash in the English Classes (except jumping) and was pleased overall even if last in both riding classes. We really had a decent ride in Hunter Under Saddle (but my heels were not down) and he picked up the correct lead both ways and then dropped gait down by the gate the first time round. Hilda joined us on her lovely dressage mule, June and was looking mighty fine. We had Tammy Copley and Jessie Kover to beat us in equitation, but Canter was not expected. Equitation was not pretty, our canters were not departing and the halt was resistant. But. I did not fall off. So a good day. Hope for the same or better tomorrow. Yaya!

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