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My baby horse goes to his first show! w/pics

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  • My baby horse goes to his first show! w/pics

    I took my youngster to his first show today. He is 4 and we started under saddle in december. We just went to a little local show, the all-around type that has english in the morning and western in the afternoon. We did 3 flat classes (english equitation, english pleasure, and "english obedience") and a hunter hack class (flat and then a line of 2 x rails). It was his first time away from home and he was a superstar. He was really great in a very small and very crowded warm up arena, and good in the big ring which is very spooky. It has barrels and miscellaneous stuff down one side, and then on 2 sides is surrounded by a park/playground separated by giant hedges with little gaps in them. People like to come up from the park and pop out from the gaps in the bushes when they realize something is going on in the arena and are like "Omgz horsies! make noise and sudden movements!"

    He was really good and we got a 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th out of 8 or 9.

    And yes, I know my saddle is wayyyyy too small for me. working on that.
    Pics!
    giving the xrail lots of room
    crossrail 2
    first blue ribbon
    trotting, a little tense
    rocking the sweet mohawk
    spooking at the barrels
    more trotting
    whole album link

    I LOVE this horse!
    opinions/critiques welcomed, although we were mainly focused on surviving, and making it around the ring in one piece more than we were focused on looking great...


    ETA- links to photobucket if you don't have facebook

    giving the xrail lots of room
    crossrail 2
    first blue ribbon
    trotting, a little tense
    rocking the sweet mohawk
    spooking at the barrels
    more trotting
    whole album link
    It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got.

  • #2
    He's adorable! Congrats on such a great first show
    __________________________________
    Flying F Sport Horses
    Horses in the NW

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    • #3
      ditto! for me too on your great showing of your youngster
      http://myridingjourney.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        He is too stinkin' cute. I love how his ears are at peak attention in every picture. What a great expression he has!

        You've got a good one there. I took my own baby to a clinic yesterday (at my trainer's farm, where he's been a million times) and let's just say he was not nearly so good on the flat!
        Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.

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        • #5
          Wow! He's really cute! Congratulations!
          Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

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          • #6
            He's adorable! Looks like such a good trooper! Great first showing!

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            • #7
              Congratulations! You and Stretch look great!

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              • #8
                So cute!

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                • #9
                  He is absolutely PRECIOUS. Even the picture of him spooking is cute...he looks like, "Whoa, what the heck are THOSE things, Mom?!?" Congratulations...I hope you have a LOT of fun with him!
                  "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool."

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                  • #10
                    He's super cute, and it looks like this first show was a great experience for him! Thanks for sharing!

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                      #11
                      Awww, thanks everyone!! I have had him since he was 2 and I just adore him.
                      It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got.

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                      • #12
                        very cute! i started my young horse last year in the beginner hunters. it was so much fun!

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                        • #13
                          He is cute as a button! Congrats on a successful first show!

                          Hoping to take my greenie to her first outing this Saturday. Just a little local show, plan to just watch. If she's really good, we'll see what happens.
                          Crayola posse~ orange yellow, official pilot
                          Proud owner of "High Flight" & "Shorty"

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                          • #14
                            Adorable! And he is jumping with plenty of room to spare!

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                            • #15
                              Awww Stretch. You're just too cute for words. He looks like he is saying "Cheese!"
                              Trinity Farm LLC
                              Quality hunters and jumpers at Midwest prices
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                              • #16
                                He is so cute! And he looks very happy
                                http://community.webshots.com/user/trakehner013

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                                • #17
                                  bar.ka here

                                  ur horse so cute. i want to bbq him cause grey horses go.od on dat bbq.

                                  ur horse jump great for care.ful baby.

                                  u not need bigger saddle, u need smaller fanny.

                                  u come to work ur ass off stables in 06/2010. we get u read.y. for grands prixs. u see.

                                  feed u lots of bbq.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by barka.lounger View Post
                                    bar.ka here

                                    ur horse so cute. i want to bbq him cause grey horses go.od on dat bbq.
                                    ur so right bar.ka. grill lines show up go.od on grey horse on bbq.



                                    OP, you have just been paid the ultimate compliment! Barka wants your horse!
                                    Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.

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                                    • #19
                                      LOVE him!!!!!!
                                      HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR
                                      http://www.horseofadifferentcolorart.com

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                                      • #20
                                        soft eye, good ears- love him- what is he?

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