Friday, March 7, 2014

(Eeeeeeee!!!) Three-peat!

So for all the frustration and worry I had yesterday about Prair looking less than thrilled with her job - today she came out like a rock star.

A little up and... Looky coming down from the barn - but totally steady and happy and relaxed in the show ring.

We had two early schooling rounds at 2' (oooohhh ahhhhh) which maybe was some of our best work. Prair's caber had a bit more jump and she was steady, steady, steady. We didn't pin great, but we pinned and I got my "first-round-itis" out of the way.

Our Hunter division was running way behind so the horses ended up hanging out for almost an hour before we got in the ring, but OH LORDY was the mare good.

Our changes were super crisp, our distances were even and rolling and the courses just ticked along at a great rhythm.

Our fourth round had a late change behind, but otherwise - literally NO big mistakes (by our standards).

We ended up winning our first three rounds - and still snagged a 5th for that final round.

After another hour of waiting (poor mare) we had the hack and squeaked out one final blue.

Four blues and a pink and we claimed another cooler!

Hands down these were my best rounds with the mare down here. She was just so consistent and steady and responsive - I couldn't ask for more.

I *could* ask for videos... Sadly none of those exist - but a friend with another barn got some great photos of us so hopefully we'll have those to share soon!!

Oh - and Ogilvy just handed me a new pad - no questions. I also grabbed the shims for it... Just in case I'm not as lucky with a quick solution from CWD...

One more day of showing and then this thing is in the bag!!

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  1. Do I hear the circuit award bells ringing for your :) >????

  2. Wow! You guys have had an awesome time. Congratulations!

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  4. Woohoo!
    Can't wait for photos, I am so glad it is all going so well. You guys rock!

  5. Congrads! Now Prair has a cooler, a spare... maybe you can have the third one made into a couch throw for you? Teehee!!!

  6. Congrats on 3 weeks of success at Thermal. Good luck on your last day, insert sad face here. Your mare is beautiful!

  7. More coolers! Her loot needs it's own trunk.

  8. Wow! It sounds like this has been a successful trip! It's nice to see hard work pay off

  9. Three coolers!!! Get it girl!!!

    What an awesome trip this has been for you!!

  10. I am so pleased that your trip is going this well!! I feel like Prairie is really growing up and gaining confidence with every class you put her in.

  11. Rock stars! Congrats on another great win!

  12. You guys are freaking fantastic!!!!!

  13. Way to go! Congrats! I'm so glad the show went so amazingly awesome and that you had so much fun. :D


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