The bad is the Morgan's attitude. I joked that I was on a mini-thoroughbred. She had energy to burn when we go to the show, and it took every ounce of my strength to get her to go into the warm up arena. You see, she's herd bound and freaks out when she's not near them or at least can see them. We went for a nice 20 foot run backwards. It was impressive!! She did calm down after a while, but I trotted on her for at least 20 minutes before I could even get her to respond to a half-halt.
The Ugly. Our test. It was bad, oh so VERY, VERY bad!! I'm glad I did it, because it gave me some good notes to remember when I ride her this week, but oh, it was ugly. Our free walk was non-existent and we ended up back on the rail at B. Oh so bad!! I'm glad I went first!! More people showed up after I embarrassed myself. Ugh. We got a whole 57% and 5th place. When I walked over to get my score, 1st - 5th were still set out. I told the woman I was there to pick up my 5th place ribbon. She seemed surprised that I was right. I told her she must not have seen our ride!! Ugh. On a fun note, Ophie's mom's boyfriend got 1st place with a score of 66% (It might be 68%, I don't remember.) I picked up his ribbon and prize and hid it from him until my trainer was around. I wanted her to see the look on his face, and of course it was priceless!!
Went out to the barn and did our 2nd day of hand-walking, or Kite flying as I call it. That's what hand walking a thoroughbred is like, flying a kite. Even with her stud chain on and ACE she was a live wire. She wasn't too bad, but then she saw Ophelia. Ophelia started running around like a bat out of hell, (it's their favorite game, "Who can go the fastest.") Denali got keyed up and didn't come back down. I had to hold her head into me to keep her from killing herself. Note to self. More ACE and hand walking no where near other horses.
I just feel bad for Denali, the poor thing just has so much crap going on. She doesn't seem to be in pain.
Here is your question of the day. What in the hell is this!?!!???! http://www.sstack.com/horse-care_therapy/q-link-equine/ All I know is it is 200.00 and you braid it in your horses mane and it calms them down. WTF!!??!? Anyone? Anyone? (I really want to continue in my Ferris Bueller's Day off tone of voice, but you won't hear that will you? ;0)
Hope everyone had a good weekend.