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The transformation continues: our first recognized dressage show

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  • The transformation continues: our first recognized dressage show

    We had so much fun... and although my wonderful pony was *definitely* confused the first morning ("Mom, where are the jumps?!") he was definitely a star and I enjoyed every minute.
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    We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.
    -PaulaEdwina

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    Congratulation. And your pony is just adorable

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      Originally posted by Gloria View Post
      Congratulation. And your pony is just adorable
      Aw, thank you. I am so proud of him
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      We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.
      -PaulaEdwina

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        Congratulations! You guys look wonderful
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          Originally posted by DancingFoalFarms View Post
          Congratulations! You guys look wonderful
          Thank you We are having fun (and loving, loving, LOVING having *scheduled ride times!*)
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          We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.
          -PaulaEdwina

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          • #6
            You guys look great well done!
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              Woohoo!!!! Beautiful!! I share your excitement, and my horse shares your horse's "where are the jumps, Mom?"!! What fun .

              Gorgeous, and congratulations!
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                Originally posted by Lucassb View Post
                Thank you We are having fun (and loving, loving, LOVING having *scheduled ride times!*)
                I know! Isn't it awesome to not have to arrive several hours early "just in case"?
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                  Originally posted by Pocket Pony View Post
                  You guys look great well done!
                  Originally posted by right horse at the right time View Post
                  Woohoo!!!! Beautiful!! I share your excitement, and my horse shares your horse's "where are the jumps, Mom?"!! What fun .

                  Gorgeous, and congratulations!
                  Thank you! It was such a lovely weekend... perfect weather, the people were SO nice, my horse was, as my trainer says, "on my side," and everyone did well. And our scores were better than I expected. Can't ask for much more than that, right?

                  Originally posted by poltroon View Post
                  I know! Isn't it awesome to not have to arrive several hours early "just in case"?
                  OMG. Life altering!!!!!!!!
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                  We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.
                  -PaulaEdwina

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                    Great job, Lucassb! You both look elegant and perfectly turned out

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                      Originally posted by lovey1121 View Post
                      Great job, Lucassb! You both look elegant and perfectly turned out
                      The not-quite-reformed hunter princess in me thanks you from the bottom of my heart, LOL... I figure the least I can do is try to look the part while we are learning!!

                      I have to admit I do looooove the look of dressage braids, too
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                      We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.
                      -PaulaEdwina

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                      • #12
                        What everyone else says

                        BUT

                        where da video!!!!




                        (or at least the 1000 photos)

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                          Agreed, you guys look awesome!! I was wishing the pictures would get bigger so I could see the turnout details. :-)

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                            Originally posted by right horse at the right time View Post
                            Woohoo!!!! Beautiful!! I share your excitement, and my horse shares your horse's "where are the jumps, Mom?"!! What fun .

                            Gorgeous, and congratulations!

                            LOL, my old eventing pony who was trained "Be good in dressage and then we'll have fun" was quite bummed out at his first dressage show
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                              Originally posted by alto View Post
                              What everyone else says

                              BUT

                              where da video!!!!




                              (or at least the 1000 photos)
                              Haha, DH did take at least 1000 photos, but no video...
                              Originally posted by suzier444 View Post
                              Agreed, you guys look awesome!! I was wishing the pictures would get bigger so I could see the turnout details. :-)
                              There are a few larger pics on my FB page...
                              https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=2751d30175

                              Originally posted by carolprudm View Post
                              LOL, my old eventing pony who was trained "Be good in dressage and then we'll have fun" was quite bummed out at his first dressage show
                              Yes, exactly! But then I think my guy went, "wait... you just want me to WTC for five minutes then go back to my stall to eat? You call this a horseshow?!?!"
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                              We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.
                              -PaulaEdwina

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                                I'm so glad you had a good show (translation: FUN). You both look mahvelous!
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                                  Originally posted by Lucassb View Post
                                  Yes, exactly! But then I think my guy went, "wait... you just want me to WTC for five minutes then go back to my stall to eat? You call this a horseshow?!?!"
                                  Yup, it's a horse show not an event....sorry Coff (aka Irish Coffee)
                                  I wasn't always a Smurf
                                  Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
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                                    Originally posted by SillyHorse View Post
                                    I'm so glad you had a good show (translation: FUN). You both look mahvelous!
                                    Thanks!!! We really did have fun! And I got my first 2 scores for my medal quest, which I was not necessarily expecting since it was our first recognized show, and only the second time I've taken him to a dressage show. On to second level, I guess!!
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                                    We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.
                                    -PaulaEdwina

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                                      Originally posted by carolprudm View Post
                                      Yup, it's a horse show not an event....sorry Coff (aka Irish Coffee)
                                      Sooooooo nice not to have to hang out at the ring all afternoon !!!! Very civilized!!
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                                      We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.
                                      -PaulaEdwina

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                                        Nice job. I especially like the first photo in the set on FB. Very correct looking.

                                        It appears that you did not succumb to a show bow? I never did when I rode dressage. But I also wore PPE on my head before it was a rule.

                                        Aside from knowing when you're going to ride (and hopefully not sharing a trailer with someone that ends up riding at the opposite end of the day) another benefit is the dressage braids. I could crank those suckers out in about 20 minutes flat.
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