Monday, July 27, 2009
Izzy and I competed in our first ever dressage show this morning. We won.
Of course, you have to understand that this show was organized by our barn dressage team for our barn dressage team. We made our own ribbons and judged each other in foreign accents. I did Intro Test A.
All this because we wanted to win "neck ribbons". Last night, we went to Walmart and bought a bunch of ribbon. We measured the horses and made the ribbons, and this morning, we rode our tests while Cathy took pictures. It was really quite hilarious, but it was a good experience for Izzy. There were five of us riding around in the arena warming up, which simulated an actually (miniature) show environment. She also had to stand along the rail and wait for everyone to finish riding, since we went first. I will post pictures as soon as they're available, but they aren't on my camera.
For now, enjoy the pictures of the ribbon I made.
Also, in the middle of the test, right before the free walk, Izzy had a massive spook, which I rode. She also calmed down right away after it. Hooray confidence builder!