Ice Breaker Schooling Show
With a name like that I figure that any mishaps are acceptable. As the first local show of the year mishaps are also acceptable. Good news though, the only mishaps were some spooks and minor lack of rideability for portions of the tests. I rode Tudor, Prisoner, and Gunner and had a pretty good time on all three. This was Tudor's very first show (his very first ride was in September) and considering he was apparently totally nuts previous to my acquaintance with him he did great. He did pull out a new move to evade contact, but we stayed in the ring and improved from one test to the next, and his owner was ecstatic. Mission accomplished.
Prisoner is still a bit amped from our last failed jump lesson, but he warmed up great and dealt with tiny indoor arena warm up mayhem quite well. The show ended up running really late and by the time we got in the ring I was just happy to not have any epic meltdowns as his attention span had run dry. We did Training 3 and First 1 and he got decent scores even with some shenanigans, can't wait for the next show with him as I anticipate a large improvement!
Poor Gunner only had 15 minutes of warm up before we went in the ring and he really needed two or three times that much. Needless to say it wasn't his best work, but he held it together and was mostly obedient, which is huge for him. I'll take it.
That's all for today, but I will be breaking down our tests and sharing lots more pretty pictures as well as some video, so stay tuned.