I am so proud of this ribbon!!! My goal for our first show was to enter the ring on top of my horse and leave the ring on top of my horse! Our Intro A course was not pretty. I couldn't believe the bell was ringing as I entered down center line. We were supposed to transition to the walk at x. I was trying! We resumed and I was so messed up I circled at B instead of at A! Second bell. We gathered ourselves together and finished with a 50. BOOOO
Our second test was BETTER! Miss L called our test and I was focused on getting John to respond when I requested something of him. He was sooo forward. This same horse at home is as lazy as can be so I was having some difficulty figuring out what to do with all the energy. I kept his feet moving, lots of transitions, leg yields, circles spiraling in and out, just trying to get him to hear me!
I was afraid to pick up my test and see my score. I cried when I saw 65.000. The judge commented that I gave away many points for not being picky enough with myself.
I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to do this with my horse. I have to be the luckiest girl in the world. I have goals that I am dedicated to getting done, like getting as fit as I can so I can stay out of my horses way! I now have every show for 100 miles written in my planner and hope to be able to do at least 2 local shows a month. My goal is training level by April.
If my legs didn't feel like jello I would go ride!