Friday was a solid performance. We played in the 2' pre-adult hunters which while tiny, had several reaaaaallllly nice horses.
Prair warmed up lovely, and aside from adding (!!?) in our first course she was soft, manageable and in front of my leg.
Our second course was glorious. I figured out how to let out her stride a bit more and the whole round was nothing short of magical.
Third round was in another arena (at the end of the world) which concerned Prairie greatly. We bobbled a bit with the far line since I think she thought we were falling off a cliff, but otherwise she was soft, forward and very responsive.
Our final round was uneventful. I think it was nice (but not that spectacular) though I'll have to check video and confirm.
Finally we hacked!
Prair was a tad too collected, but in a class of 20+ she totally handled the traffic ok (my main paranoia) and we snagged completely unexpected 2nd!!
When we went back to look at ribbons from our rounds I was shocked to see that our second round got us a first (1st!!!).
usually I wouldn't post a screenshot like this, but I was tickled by Prair's celebrity victory. Her horses (yes, plural) were all totally lovely.
Our third round somehow got a 4th, even with the looking/leaping at the outside line. And we barely snagged an 8th for our final round over fences.
1st, 2nd, 4th and 8th (and a nothing) out of 20!?? Such a good mare - I was thrilled
More video to come (it's on the big camera) but yahoo!!
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