Goldenseal MSL---first horse show
Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:43 PM
Needless to say, I was depressed...I've already missed the first two open horse shows in the area this year. Then hubby says he wants to go to the show anyway, and he wants to take Trey (AKA Goldenseal MSL, my avatar horse) to see if he will make a "backup" show horse. I was a bit stunned at this suggestion (hubby normally does not like the show ring very much) but far be it from me to stifle his ambitions. So Trey (much to his surprise) got a quick clip job and went to Carlsbad to compete in a western pleasure walk-trot class! We've been using him strictly as a ranch gelding and this was his first time to town since coming home from getting broke to ride three years ago.
He handled everything beautifully!! I was so proud of him (and hubby, too, of course!). Even though they didn't ribbon, their performance was great to see. There were eleven horses in the class and some did not behave very well but Trey stayed steady and calm throughout. Here are some pics:
Watch out for that other yellow horse, he is not a happy camper!
Yes, we can walk!
In the lineup...that wasn't so bad!
The judge did something I've not ever seen before in a performance class---she pulled horses off the rail, while they were still moving, to place them, like dog show judges do. Is this a new technique?
I am also happy to report that Carrie is much improved and SHOULD be ready to show the weekend of the 5th-6th!
Proud of our family of working western athletes: Arabians, Half-arabs, National Foundation Quarter Horses.
Producers of all-natural grass-fed beef.
The Arabian and Half-arab Fam:
TS Paarden Mia chestnut purebred mare
HAA Marco Rojo chestnut Classical Spanish gelding
SA Firefoxx chestnut purebred gelding
OFW Carnation bay purebred mare
Skyy RPA amber champagne HA mare
Goldenseal MSL palomino HA gelding
Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:10 PM
Good job. Glad you guys got out there and glad to hear Carrie is doing better!
Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:36 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:21 PM