A quick mid show update! Mystic is doing great, as usual, and it has been super nice to have him there a couple days before we do our musical freestyle so I can get a good feel for him and his bridleless moves not at home. Rumor has it we are going to throw down to some T Swift for it tomorrow night. No bridle and T Swift? How could the old lady judge not love it?!
So far we have only done halter classes but he came away reserve champion gypsy gelding. Of course his list of groupies is growing by the day and he has charmed several old ladies along with all the kids. My favorite comment so far was a lady who walked up and said "I dont know whose legs are better, yours or your horses". When his hair is braided everyone comments on his braid, when his hair is down everyone comments on it then. I told my brother he doesnt need a puppy he just needs to walk Mystic around :)
We have done a few bridleless rides in various arenas and he seems mostly steerable. We are at about 75 % of what we get at home, hopefully with a screaming crowd we can still maintain that! Tomorrow he does lead line, trail, and his freestyle. Then, due to change in plans, we are going to add some english classes on Tuesday since we were not originally going to still be there. He will be one tired Pony come Tuesday night!