First ever dressage clinic/lesson with my horse, and he was such a rock star!! He really started figuring things out, and was trying so hard to put his body in the correct form and use his muscles! I was so proud. Our instructor made the comment "He's got a big stride for a little guy, with a big engine!"
I know it's just the first *real* dressage ride, and we'll have a lot of frustration (he was thinking about shoulder ins so hard I could hear the wheels grinding!), but it was SO reassuring to hear a highly rated rider, trainer, and judge say that he's got what it takes. It just made my day, and I couldn't have been any more proud!!
And, I was able to con DH into being our driver/photographer. They're not the greatest of pics, but they're proof we're trying!!