Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hey Henry- you da man!

So we loaded up and headed off to the show Saturday morning. I was nervous but the conversation in the car kept me mostly distracted. Once we got there and I got to work - it was like I knew it was game time and I was calm, so NOT what I was expecting! I lunged for like 30+ min till he was pooped ha!

Climbed on and went to hacking. He was awesome! There were three rings of classes and three warm up rings. I hacked around in the jumper ring first. He went around like he had been there a million times. Then we walked to the other side of the property and hacked around in one of the hunter rings, again he was awesome! *Side note- it was SO windy*

Then Lyssette and I went around the property (thanks Lyssette and Carlos for babysitting). We hacked some more.

Then we were waiting around and everyone said I should do a class since he was being so good. QUICKLY- I hopped off him, got my coat and shirt, the show bridle and entered the class. We quickly changes him out of our hack stuff and just left the tack that was show ring approved :) It was a world win and I am thankful for all the people who helped me get in the ring in like 5 min flat!

There were 12 or 13 people in my class so I didn't expect to ribbon.. I just wanted him to behave. Which he did minus a little _ ok a lot of head shaking. He wasn't to happy with the bit I threw in his mouth right before going into the ring... we haven't ridden in it is probably 3-4 months.. next time I will make sure to practice in my show bit :)

Anywho NO SPOOKING, NO SCOOTING... such a good boy! I had one oh shit moment when cantering cause there was NO where for me to go so I did a tight circle- oops!

But overall he was awesome! Next show is in the end of June and it's a 2-3 dayer so we will be rock stars by the end of the weekend haha!

I rode for so many hours and I am def sore today! Back to the grind tomorrow.. Henry had today off which I am sure he was greatful for. Hack Monday, Hack Tuesday, Trainer ride Wednesday, Lesson Thursday, Trainer ride Friday and off Saturday.

Here is one picture from Kat and Andy.. hopefully more to come :)


Thanks to Kat and Andy for coming, Paulette for all her help, of course Irene for being and awesome trainer and Lyssette for being and awesome show buddy!

10 comments:

  1. Yay Henry!! Sounds like he was really good for you!

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  2. Awesome! Sounds like you guys had a very successful first outing. Congratulations!

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  3. Alright, Henry!! What a good boy!

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  4. Thanks Ladies! He seriously surprised all of us haha!

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  5. Congrats! That sounds quite fun.

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  6. Congrats! Sounds like sir henry was a gem! :)

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