Sunday, July 29, 2012
a girl and a horse
we went to an open show yesterday and sabin competed in hunt seat equitation and hunt seat pleasure for the first time. spirit, mom's morgan, isn't an easy horse and she hadn't been ridden since the last time we were here (two years ago), but sabin practiced hard and rode her admirably. she placed fourth in the equitation class but due to missing a lead, missed the ribbons in the pleasure class. we talked to the judge afterwards, which made her feel much better about that. it was a good experience - both for the child and the horse. tho' spirit was happy to get home and roll so she was all dirty again. it's apparently not that much fun being all clean and shiny.