Yes, Splash was rotten. The Will Rogers Classic was my opportunity to ride in an open show so we did showmanship, hunter under saddle and hunt seat equitation. The adult competition was pretty tough - including Tami C - it was fun to have a friend to ride with. Saturday, Splash was like riding a run-away train. Not much fun. Then on Sunday, he was pushy (more than normal) in showmanship and stubbornly would NOT take the right lead canter in hunt seat eq.
Perhaps he needs to have some real training. Or perhaps his rider needs more training.
The good news? I didn't fall off.
So, the girls rode their main mounts and rode well. Their age group has some serious competition but Ivy won jumping both days and Alaina placed 1 and 2nd in trail.
Ivy got an extra treat when Rita brought Jurgen and she got a chance to warm him up. It was hard to get her back to Pico who was a little miffed that she was enjoying another horse.
Alaina rode the speed classes on Sunday just for fun. She and Sunny - the golden bullet -
were under 50 seconds for all their speed classes. Woo Hoo.
Next weekend is the first dressage show for the year and I will have a trip
to Kansas between now and then. May the riding season begin - YaYa.