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  1. #1
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    I took my green bean to an RMI show this past weekend and I still can't believe how good she was!

    Schooling on Friday was a nightmare. It was supposed to be ticketed warm up, but there was no order whatsoever. My poor mare was so stressed out by the horses thundering down the lines next to her and the horses coming up behind her...she took off a couple times and bucked a fair amount, so my hopes weren't huge for the weekend.

    My trainer put us in the 2'3'' pre-green division, and we trot/cantered the lines on the first day considering it was only about her 2nd show. Schooling that morning was a little rough- she was more forward than usual, but it was manageable, though I was a bit stressed out. We went into the ring and she marched around like an old pro. It went so well that my trainer threw us in the 2'6'' the next day and told us to canter all the courses. She couldn't have been better! Got her changes without my asking, got good distances, and didn't look at anything. Oh, and we had never cantered a full course before this weekend!

    Of course I have pictures, no worries!

    She was flying a bit
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    Just a fun one- I was so happy with her!
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    ADorable horse!! and 3' looks like it will be NO problem LOL!!! Great job and you look like you had a blast, that is what its all about!
    Kim
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    Isn't nice when our greenies finally get it

    Keep up the good work.



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    Thanks! Yeah, the 2'6'' they had set up was a decent size (the pictures are all of the 2'3'', I'm waiting for the professional photographer to post his pics of the 2'6'') and I think she was a little surprised by the height. After one particularly, ahem, lofty round, my trainer couldn't stop laughing. She said that even though we hadn't jumped 3'6'' before, at least now I knew how it felt

    After our last show (at 2'...we're moving up quickly!), she got an abscess and was out of commission for about a month. Before this show we had jumped about twice in 2 months, so I was very very happy with her



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    You look so happy . Congrats to you both.
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    Updated with new pictures!

    not the best form for either of us, but it's funny
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    my favorite- look where she is in relation to the ring rail
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    She's a cutie! Congrats on having a good show!
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    Congrats! Very nice pics, she definitly won't have trouble with 3'



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    Very cute! Congrats on getting out there and overcoming difficult obstacles with your schooling and warm-up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by starrysky View Post
    Very cute! Congrats on getting out there and overcoming difficult obstacles with your schooling and warm-up.
    Thanks for that. I was definitely more than a little anxious after the rough warm up that morning...almost to the point where I didn't even want to go into the ring. A couple choice words from my trainer () were all I needed, and now I'm so glad I did! I guess over a year of riding a horse who would lose his mind in the schooling ring helped me out



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