I've been working on a post for the last week about participation in equine organizations, but it's going to have to hang out in my drafts folder a little longer! Mostly because I have no motivation to write deep, thought-provoking posts. So you'll get brief recaps and photos instead. No complaints from the peanut gallery! I kid ;)
I've gotten some fun things in the mail lately though.....
Last week we enjoyed some beautiful weather, and I was able to squeeze in a few good sessions with Ruby! She is shedding like a fiend (although my guys at the house aren't really letting go of their coats yet). One night she let me work on sitting trot for a bit without fussing, and then gave me several nice walk-canter transitions. I did kick myself a little for not hitting the trails a little last week when it was so warm, since the temps dropped drastically over the weekend.
Saturday and Sunday I spent almost every waking moment either at a horse show, or prepping for horse shows, but didn't show myself! Saturday the local equestrian college was offering hunter/jumper classes, so I headed up to go watch Kaity and Leo and her barn rocking the ring! No spoilers, since I'm sure she'll post about it, but I will say that Leo has mad hops and is so cute to photograph. Kaity also gave me a really fun handmade gift that I can't wait to try out and photograph! Also, her barn had a little girl riding a mini in the 2' hunters, and the collective audience basically died from the adorable overload.
Selfie with Kaity and Leo!
The cutest pairs in the flat class! haha
I had to leave before Kaity showed her second horse, Gracie, because I had to get out to the barn to do chores and help everyone get prepped for Sunday's madness! ACS had six horse and rider combinations heading up to show, so lots of bathing and packing was going on! DH and I were driving the second trailer, so I also had to do some cleaning (my trucks look like I basically live in them, which is not conducive to driving other people around, haha).
I'm only a morning person at horse shows....
Sunday got off to a super early start, but we left the barn on time (early even!) and got to the showgrounds and settled in. We had several green horses and several new combinations, along with some experienced show veterans, showing in classes ranging from showmanship, western pleasure, english pleasure, saddleseat classes, and more! I think everyone had a great show, lots of ribbons and smiles were floating around! I photographed all day (I don't even want to think about going through all the photos I took this weekend yet haha), and we managed to get back to the barn, unloaded, and everyone back to their respective houses by no later than 6 pm -- it was a miracle!
Cici wanted to be a horse show dog, but it didn't happen this weekend.
Hopefully I will be able to get some fun new media with the Le Mieux set this week, and making a drone video of me riding Ruby (preferably in the field) is still on my wish list! We'll see how productive I manage to be!
2' looks huge with a mini!!!ReplyDelete
Right?? The jumps were as tall as it was!Delete
It sounds like a fun and busy weekend.ReplyDelete
It definitely was! I could use another solid 12 hours of sleep to recover haha.Delete
OH MY GOSH THAT TINY PONY!!! EEEEEEEEReplyDelete
I know!!! I took so many videos but in like 90% of them I'm giggling loudly in the background hahaDelete
The pony 😍😍😍ReplyDelete
I might have inadvertently left off the best part -- his name is Chalupa Batman 😂😎😍Delete
Busy busy, sounds like a blast tho!!!ReplyDelete
Totally worth the long days!Delete
I caved and watched the mini vid. OMG <3 <3 <3ReplyDelete
It was worth it, wasn't it? You gotta trust me on videos sometimes. I was right about Walter Mitty too 😋😎Delete
Like everyone else said. The pony is the best!ReplyDelete
It was the most adorable thing in the history of ever!! HahaDelete
I really should start doing more Chalupa posts ;) thanks again for hanging out on Saturday!ReplyDelete
You totally should, he was clearly the star of this post!! HahaDelete
I had a great time :) glad I could make it!
That mini tho. Omg haha. Also I love that limeiux saddle pad!!ReplyDelete
As a sidenote, I just wanted to let you know I have changed my blog name, so it may not show up in your reader list anymore. The new url is www dot twoandahalfhorses dot blogspot dot com. You may have to re-enter it into your reader list to follow again.
Isn't that mini the cutest thing ever?? I'll update my reader list!Delete
I love watching friends show! (way less stressful than doing it myself haha) That mini is the cutest!!ReplyDelete
It was a significantly more laid back for me than weekends when I'm showing! hahaDelete
I love updates like this (a little bit of everything). That mini is the cutest thing I've seen in a while!ReplyDelete
When I get really busy those are the only kind of updates I can manage haha. But yes, the mini was so precious!Delete