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.


will said...

... those damn East German judges!!

Sandra said...

Spirit may not be an easy horse but she is a good horse. I have developed a great affection for your mother's mare. She is a gentle soul.

Sabin did a wonderful job, she is a brave girl. And she sits a horse very well. Next time you come to the US, she will probably be ready to ride Zing.