|Old pros, in power-save mode between classes.|
We hauled in Friday early afternoon, got settled in and helped the rest of the members complete the set up. The calves arrived and it was WAY too hot to ride but B and I saddled up anyway to beat the evening warm-up crowd. Kevin was still interested in the cows but he didn't spook much, just one little flinch while he peered over the tarped fence and one banged on the gate. He is interested in them, let one lick his face, but our Boxing work is ridiculous. He doesn't seem to possess a lot of "cow sense." We have done some flag work since the last show.... baby steps.
The June show was huge, the biggest in their history! There were high 20's in almost every class. Both B and I had a great show. Kevin brought me two firsts and Ledger redeemed himself after last month's sub-par debut by winning Trail and "Ranch Rein & Box"!
|B and Ledger|
1st - Ranch Riding (walk, jog, extended jog, lope)
1st - Horsemanship (pattern)
DQ - Green Reiner
4th - Trail
6th - Green Boxing
2nd - Ranch Conformation - WHAT?!?!? Out of 17!
Here is a video of Horsemanship, Trail, and Green Reiner. Feel free to critique what you see, we have a lot to work on and I don't mind if the list gets longer as I'm quite detail oriented. ;)
At the top of my list:
-Hey dummy, try holding your hand in the right position when you START your patterns.
-You call that a "fast lope"?
-Try learning to count! 1/2 turn does not equal 1 1/2 turnS!
I DQ'd us in the Green Reiner. The ride was much improved from last show overall, but in the second rundown I only turned 1/2 turn instead of 1 1/2! Stupid mistake and it really cost me some points towards the Green Versatility buckle.
I was surprised by the HMS win. The judge called me out of the line up to go first because I asked for a tack change (the kidlet's HMS class was the next class and I wanted her to be able to warm up).
|Kevin with his kid and mom.|
The overall scores were announced a few weeks after the show and I was thrilled that I was still in 1st place for the Green Versatility Buckle! Woot!!!
There was a show in early July, but I spend July in Minnesota so B and I both missed that show. The results came out last week and I am only .5 points behind the new leader for the Green Versatility Buckle! I think we still have a chance!
We have two more shows to go (August 1st and September 4th) so keep your fingers crossed that we can keep up our scores! The August show also has a fun show the next day and it has Showmanship. YAAASSS!!!
|Maybe it's Neighbeline.|