Saturday, June 5, 2010

Consistency


Large ass on a small horse. What can I say? I'm consistent. I did three walk trot classes with Ophie's mom's boyfriend. I was so sick with this dumb cold (still am) so the positive thing is I had no energy for nerves. None, zip, zilch. The first class we did wasn't so great. There were 6 people in it, so I probably shouldn't have, but I laughed out loud when I got announced third. I honestly thought I'd get last, and was excited that I didn't get asked to leave the arena. The second class was the best of the three. We were "on" a lot more than we were off. AKA, I was able to get her to transition smoothly and kept her moving. There were 6 people in this class too, so I was again thrilled to get third. The last class we did really, really well and then had a few moments of not so good. Exciting news is in the last class Ophie's mom's boyfriend got first!

I love that there are blogs that talk about being able to get their horse do all these fancy things, and I, I am excited about getting third in a schooling show's walk/trot class. Ha!

Before the show yesterday I spent sometime with Ms. Denali. She still has a pretty bad limp, and it makes me really sad. If something happens that makes her unable to be ridden I won't be able to get another horse. I'll just own an expensive pasture pet. I always thought that when I went to my first show I would be going with Denail. I painted my finger nails (something I NEVER do) red in honor of her since it's her favorite color (okay, I made it her favorite color.) A little down about Ms. D. I couldn't imagine having a child. I wouldn't be able to handle it. I'd be worried all the time.

I have no voice. My husband and I went out with Ophie's mom and OMB for dinner last night. I was the perfect date. Unable to talk. ;0)

8 comments:

Nicku said...

Yay! Those are awesome placings for a first show, you should be so proud. Hope the cold gets better soon :)

Gryph said...

Everything'll work out, you'll see.

-Cyg

Karla said...

Congratulations!! Glad you had such a great first show, even if it wasn't with Denali. Hang in there!

Megan said...

Awesome placings! So proud of you!

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

Hey are u kidding...that is awesome to get A ribbon!!!!!!! I would be wearing those around my neck at work! Good job and Miss D will heal. She's too strong and fiesty to be a pasture pet. You'll see.

Beth said...

How did I miss this?

Congratulations on your 3rds! Just getting out there and showing is an accomplishment.

Miles On Miles said...

Congrats! Also? I would kill for your long legs:)
One day at a time and all that...

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! You should be proud. My mare and I's first show we did walk/trot classes and the ribbons are still pinned to the fridge two years later!