I think these picture sum up the rest of the weekend for us :) this cute little cowgirl did her first show ever and charmed the crowd along the way as she walked in doing her princess wave on her favorite "Myst Myst" as she calls him! Right after her lead line class I hopped in bareback and went on to win our trail class after a pretty much foot perfect go by Mystic!
I made sure to wear my sticky full seats because he was so soft and slippery from all his EquiFuse baths this weekend! I have video sent I me so I'll see if I can upload it.
Musical freestyle was at night time, which brings bigger crowds. I was a little hesitant to go bridleless for the whole thing because he does sometimes get freaked out (yes, it happens!) but he had been so good and was even warming up bridleless so we went for it! Overall he improved from last year but it definitely took us a few seconds to get our steering figured out when we first entered. After that he was great and obviously won the class ;)
I do have video of this also but it was also sent to me and I have to see if I can upload it. It wasn't bad for picking out a song the day before and winging the whole performance!
How adorable are these two? She sat on him and loved on him while I re braided him.
This morning we had our final classes. We ended up staying and doing English pleasure and dressage suitability. Not only was he great but he kept our blue ribbon streak going. Not bad to end up winning 5/5 of his riding classes :) the judge also commented on our first class that "This horse has earned his spot in Heaven already".
Even though breed shows can be super frustrating judge wise, especially in a new breed like this, it is always fun to see my Gypsy friends and get to know new ones. I love being a pair that everyone tries to come watch, that people remember is from previous years, and that people hear about and have to come meet. I am so blessed to have this horse and to be able to share him with the world!
All these horses were bred by my aunt and uncle and most of them are directly related through Mystics sire Pride <3