I spent a lot of time being proud this weekend. First I saw Marshall who has been absent for more than a month learning to be a show dog. It was SO GREAT to see him. We didn't win, but it was my first time in a show ring not worrying about getting dumped off a horse (did I mention dog showing is CHEAP??), so it was just a great time. Auntie Sharon came and decided to pick Marshall up, it was pretty funny! He comes home at the end of next week, Jennifer will show him two more days. On Saturday of the show he did win Best of Winners, so that was cool and on Sunday his Daddy won Best of Breed. Of course, the reunion was the best part, he is such a HAM, so full of personality. I can't wait to start working on the obedience, agility and ROAD TRIAL work. Trails here we come!
On Monday we went to Julie's to play on the trail course with mom, myself and A. It was the first time I had all three horses under saddle. I was pretty proud. First, Tesoro managed to stay calm the entire time just until we loaded up. It was amazing. It was the calmest he has EVER been outside of the barn and it gives me hope. He even stood very still for mounting (with steps forward only when I was on) which is the best he has done outside of the barn since I have owned him. Wow.
Precious was a butt, but that is my fault. She doesn't like to be away from the other horses and I should have schooled her before mom got on. We worked on the issues and she did all the obstacles for mom, so I think she enjoyed that.
The amazing news of the horse event was the Zapa was a STAR! A. did SUCH a great job of riding him. She is so relaxed which is just what he needs. She got him to do every obstacle including jumps, water, trench, teeter-toter, tarp, many of which were his first time under saddle and only his 3rd or 4th ride out of the arena. GO Zapa. He is really an 'all around horse'.
It was a great weekend.