Sunday – the 2016 PEC Schooling Show Championships.
Really well-organized, and super relaxed atmosphere! Well, everything seems relaxing when you’re not the one trying to make everything look easy on top of a tight and distracted horse.
No magic pumpkin ride showed up to take Valiosa to the ball so she stayed home this time. I drove down real quick to watch half of the Training Level Test 2 class and half of the Training Level Test 3 class, lovely horses.
Came away with something unexpected:
I’m killing my horse in the warmup! Compared to other riders, I’m spending longer in there, wanting to set her up just right, and before the second class we head back in there again. It could be too much…
She’s not a horse with a lot of dynamic energy or a huge amount of tense insecurity to work off before being able to settle in the showring (OK, just ignore the 2 shows with bolting.). And getting to a new level of thoroughness is obviously not going to happen during show warmup schooling…
Closing with, the Breech Poll Results!
|Animo! So comfy. And Kentuckys.|
So once again, Pikeur comes out on top for “best overall”. I have a pair of Romfhs on backorder for December now. Hope I don’t regret it!
And USG… Really? Sure, they’re unbreakable. My two pairs keep going, and going. But the material, neh, a little starchy…