Over our traditional night-before-a-show Mexican meal, we thoroughly discussed all globally important horse topics and then got onto the issue of whether we were holding Prairie at Baby Green's (2'3"/2'6") or pushing for the Pre-Green division at 3'.
As I've said before, the height has never been the issue - just the increased standards and expectation of rhythm and lead changes. (details)
But given our national-margarita-day courage, we opted to push for the Pre-Greens and just add a few warm up classes before the division to work the kinks out.
S gave Prairie the best round I've ever seen in her first class - took a blue ribbon - and never looked back.
Prairie won every class she went in and managed to take the championship (and PRIZE MONEY) from some really well respected pros and their much more experienced Pre-Green hunters.
Cannot quite express how impressed I was with the big mares patience and performance yesterday. She's come SO far from last November and to know that we've done it without any shortcuts or drugs or harsh anything is awesome. Lots of room for improvement but I can't get over how steady and calm the big girl was.
The Boy was on hand with a camera (and snacks, and coffee) so I actually have some decent footage to share.
So pleased. So, so pleased....
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