Why don’t posts write themselves?
I had planned to post this yesterday but I lost writing motivation. The words just wouldn’t come to me.
This one is going to be picture heavy. John did such a good job capturing a lot of my new favourite moments.
This show will forever be known as the show where “we won all the things”. Literally everything. We’ve got 5 first place ribbons and a champion ribbon.
Ribbon hogs over here. Haha.
I see a lot of no stirrup work in my future. WTF has happened to my leg!?!?!
As proud as I am of our performance I can’t help but wish that there was more competition. There ended up only being 3 people in our division. I think that even if there were more entries though we still would have placed quite high or even won. Tucker went around like a pro.
I really have no complaints. We hit a couple tight spots, but I made sure to not dump him. So yay. And we had one questionably long spot. But we held to our decisions and made it work. Again yay.
The jumps were set at 2’6″ and after the (now my favourite) course designer made a few last adjustments nothing seemed scary.
All the lines rode really well. I’m not sure if they were set a touch short or if the footing was just running fast but I didn’t really have to push to make the strides at all. Actually I almost had to whoa which I don’t think has ever happened before.
Course 1: left rein quarter line, outside 4 stride line, diagonal line in 4 strides, outside line in 5 strides, diagonal single.
Course 2: right rein quarter line, tight turn to diagonal single, all the way around to outside 4 stride line, diagonal 4 stride line, outside 5 stride line, diagonal single.
Course 3 (equitation): left rein quarter line, outside line in 4 strides, diagonal line in 4 strides, outside line in 5 strides, halt, trot to tight turn diagonal, bend to oxer.
Hacking his little heart out. LOVE!
Tucker and I have been working really hard on the flat, perfecting our equitation and hacking prowess. So although he was likely not the best mover in the ring we were still able to beat the competition. I am still a little shocked though that we actually won a hack. So so proud of my horse.