I've almost forgotten how long one day (not dressage) schooling shows/events/whatever are. You're up at the crack of dawn, then spend hours in drizzling rain staring hopefully at small (passing) patches of sunshine while your horse gets grumpier and grumpier as divisions run later and later....
BUT they are fun. They are still exciting, entertaining and sometimes even productive.
|Not our show. But this was happening all morning...|
Our one lone blue ribbon doesn't really reflect how freaking BASS ASS the mare was and how much fun I had on her.
Fortunately (or unfortunately) there is absolutely zero photographic evidence. So the rose colored glasses have firmly tinted the glory of our (moderate) successes and fuzzily blurred the agony of defeat.
I'll get a full report up tomorrow, but suffice it to say that out of three classes over fences we had only one simple change (one!), only added in a line once and zero spooks. ZERO.
On the flat we were steady, obedient and patient enough to deal with the Eq class from hell.
Good Mare. She deserves lots of grasses.