Fantastic weather, we had CLOUDS, can you believe it!?
Super fun to go as a group with Nancy and Liz, and my husband did a celebrity visit and took an awesome amount of pictures.
Cooper had a hard time with the warmup arena. Very tense, rushy, and in general not exactly obedient.
Since this was only his third show, and we never ride with other horses in the arena at home, it wasn’t really a surprise. Still, some nice moments during the tests.
He did wonderful in Training Level Test 2 . We rode even better than last time, got a lower but absolutely more realistic score, 63.3.
Amazingly, did not ride the wrong way as usual. Instead I forgot an important piece of equipment, the saddle.
Nancy came to the rescue and these pictures feature Cooper and me in her Passier fit for a well endowed Canadian Warmblood. It was waterskiing seat all over again…
With a long first warmup, an hour and a half break until the First Level Test 1 class, and an other, shorter, warmup before that test, he felt pretty cooked toward the end.
One medium trot on a short diagonal was non-existent, (got a 4 there) and some uncalled for canter steps elsewhere due to tension – he wanted to come to a walk and had to be kicked on.
Very happy with him! 61.7. 4th place for both classes.
If we could stay together like this a bit longer in the canter it would be even better!
Some more canter pictures on Wednesday – stop by again!
Also, doesn’t it just really stink when the hair bun somehow pushes the entire helmet down so you can barely see! This can’t continue to happen, aaaah!
Did we have fun?!
Beautiful day, wonderful friends and support! Crazy little frisky blue horse! Happiness in a crackerbox!
Thank you Mari & Ron Naten and Pacific Equestrian Center for creating these shows for us to go to!