2013 Memories

2013 Memories

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Till next year...

With today comes the end of this years Gypsy show at the State Fair. I hink that weekend long shows wore me out until this show I which we have been at for 5 days! To say I'm (and Mystic too) exhausted would be an understatement. I am looking forward to returning to normal life and getting some more Mylo time in after a two week house sitting gig then this weekend.




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











7 comments:

  1. I love the group shot and also how friendly the gypsy people are...maybe I need to get one! :)

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    1. Ive told you once, well more like a million times, and I wont say it again :)

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    2. Well it would be easier if my last name was Gakstatter and they magically showed up on my doorstep....hehe. Lucky for me at this point my dad is so in love with Mystic I could probably convince him 3 horses was a good idea if the next is a vanner. :)

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  2. What a fun show!! All your talk about equifuse is making me really want to try it. Can't deny M has fantastic hair.

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    1. Search The Hair Affair on FB and ask them to send you a sample! They are the nicest people and will answer any questions too. The 3 products they send you are my favorite!

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