Thank you all for you comments and feedback on my last post. Cuna got the weekend off, had some shoeing changes, and I'm all crazy-go-nuts with a bottle of mtg. We'll see how things go.
I will say--the thing about a turnout-hating tb is that if he has two days off, even with turnout, his hind legs look horrible on the third day. Nothing like pulling him out for the farrier (AFTER cold hosing and scrubbing) and saying, "No, really. It's a front end problem." Har.
Regardless, we have pictures from the dressage show!
|Owning the sparkle browband look! |
|Totally in tune|
|Totes did that, bitches.|
It was a fun experience to be there. The next show dressage show I was planning to hit is apparently recognized, and I flat out refuse to pay to join organizations so Cuna can do dressage. He hates it, I'm not a fan. We'll see what we come up with.
In the mean time... anyone else's horse have his own way of saluting the judge?
The first dressage show my mom took our old guy, Ink, to in 1990 involved a pretty interesting greeting of the judges. Ink was green and it was Mom's first show, too. They were both SUPER nervous, and when they were trotting around the ring waiting for the bell, Ink lifted his tail and sprayed diarrhea everywhere. Unfortunately, he chose to do that as they were trotting past the judge's tent, and next time Mom trotted past, the judge and scribe were wiping horse poop off their shirts. OOPS.ReplyDelete
Love the salute! Well Steady saluted with a big ass rear right before entering at A. I guess they figure they have to do something to make the sand box more fun.ReplyDelete
Hahahhha, love his 'salute'. That's hilarious.ReplyDelete
Love the photos! I think he has a one-of-a-kind salute. I've certainly never seen that one before. My old horse attempted a few flying exits at B after the salute when terrified of the judge's booth, but that's about it.ReplyDelete
You guys look so amazing!!ReplyDelete
great pictures!! so fancy! :)ReplyDelete
You guys look great! I love the bling :) My guy thankfully doesn't have his own style of saluting, but last weekend at a HT, I watched a horse canter in place during the halt (for a BN test) and another whinny right as he was done. I guess he was announcing that he was finished with the test!ReplyDelete
Great photos. Definitely something to treasure seeing the pair of you looking so good!!ReplyDelete
Mine would step back with the right front when I dropped my hand back. He was very much a rider position mirror :)ReplyDelete
Cute pictures! Lovin the sparkles...and the tongue!My mare always drops her head in time with me when we salute, which is cute, but it I take too long she has been known to beg. Judges don't love that.ReplyDelete
AMEN sister, those organization fees are ridic. I wont pay them either, USEA gets enough of my money. I only do schooling dressage and jumper shows these days, LOL! Cute pics!ReplyDelete
Finally got caught up with your blog.. man what a roller coaster it's been! I was all excited for your fantastic dressage rounds (I TOTALLY feel you when you say that neither you nor Cuna are dressage types), then your last post made me all sad.ReplyDelete
I hope you guys are just in a weird funk, because I love reading about your adventures! And I'm totally rooting for the older horses out there still showing they got it going on! =-)
He is so cute!! Love the pictures!ReplyDelete