This past weekend I competed in the 3'6" Divisions for my first time! Neither Preston nor I have done 3'6" at the shows, but we managed to work our way from 5th places on Thursday to 2nd places on Sunday. And ALL weekend we had fun! I decided this weekend, too, my tag line should be "Amateur Owner: I do [almost] all my own stunts!" after trailering, grooming, braiding and showing my own horse all weekend! The only thing I didn't do was braid his tail...haven't learned that yet.
Big Congrats! I remember my first time doing the A/O's, about 8 years ago....I was so nervous, but by the 3rd show, I felt very comfortable, and I had a total packer which really gave me a lot of confidence. Good Luck for the 2009 season.
Thanks guys - he really gave me a great first weekend! He has had only a handful of rides since August due to extreme saddle fit issues. I got the new saddle December 18th, and then we worked our tails [well, his tail, my butt] off to be able to do this show.
And if by personality, you mean a big grumpy guy who thinks he knows everything, but doesn't mind being sweet and showing his insecurities to mom -- as long as NO ONE is watching -- then, yes he has quite a personality!
And as for the name...he came with Lenni... :X
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