Tuesday evening I had a friend ask if I would go out on the cross country course with her so that she could jump her other horse that she just brought along to camp for the experience. Cool story behind her other horse. I did not know this lady prior but she had purchased said horse from my Dad years ago. This mare was born on my families farm and was the only horse of my Dad's that I specifically wanted. She didn't make it well as a racer due to an unstable mind on the track. This lady took her and has done just wonderfully with her. She calls her, her "whip horse" in other words her hunting horse. They do hunts weekly. So I was excited to go out and witness her jump out on XC. She is a phenomenal jumper and if it were not for dressage she would be a great event horse. But for the same reason she was not successful at racing she is not good for dressage. She just doesn't have a level head when it comes to that kind of pressure. It was lovely just to walk the course with Steady and I got a few photos of the jumps.
Watching other rides during some down time. Oh wait the arena is the other direction. Ok I am gabbing instead of watching. I am sure this is right before Dorothy politely yelled to shut up! Ok she used much nicer language :)
Have I mentioned how incredibly spectacularly amazing the food was? MMMMMMM...hungry gals grubin'. Oh yeah, and drinkin'! The best crowd ever!
Back at the barn all sorts of sillieness was ensuing. This was a trick that I never did quite understand but it sure did look fun!
Some were better than others.
It was a nice try anyways.
Photo's courtesy of Amy at Moose on the Loose!