On Friday, they ended the week with a horse show. She rode with four girls in her class, and she tied for 1st in equitation and tied for 2nd in under saddle, which meant she also got a grand champion ribbon. We’ve recently hung a shelf in her room for trophies and ribbons, and she’s already run out of room for her horse show ribbons!
The judge said she had an excellent two-point stance and ‘quiet hands’ (had to ask what that meant- it means your hands are still even when your body is moving) and her walk to trot transition was good.
It’s worth noting that when it was her turn to get on Louie, she started to turn left and walk behind him to go around to the mount, but she caught herself. So she turned right to go around in front of him, and she tripped over a post and literally fell on her face in the dirt and sawdust. GD, Spiffer, and I collectively gasped and held our breath, and that little lady hopped up, brushed off her hands and pants, got on the horse, and looked at us like, ‘What? What’s wrong with you?’ I later asked her if it upset her, and she said, ‘Nope.’ I am amazed by her more strength and grit every day! I would have been a puddle on the floor, especially at that age.
She made this horseshoe stepping stone at camp.Ready for the showOne of the cutest pictures I have ever seenThat cat is always dying to be a part of the show and, of course, gravitates to HG.