Saturday, October 18, 2008
Most of last week was spent in Lansing at the GLHA show, the Haflinger show that we go with my parents to. We left Wednesday and got home late Saturday, and were SOOO busy, tired, and dirty! It's such a flurry of activity as we try to enter every possible event we can, so we're constantly changing clothes and tack. I challenged myself to learn to canter (and canter well) this summer and also learn to ride English. So I entered 2 Western classes (earning a 4th place) and 2 English classes (not placing), a Dressage class (which I got 5th in the Youth division--am I a youth? No!--but I'd never practiced the pattern and only thought about entering that morning when my dad asked me about it!) also, barrel racing in the English saddle--tricky! I didn't think I had enough time to change tack, and Sunny did well enough going around all 3 barrels, but down the home stretch I was sitting comfortably and going fast (or at least fast for us!) when I lost a stirrup! Fumbling around, Sunny decided to stop til I figured myself out, just feet from the finish line. Try as I may, he would only walk across the finish line! My time was 37 seconds and I think I got 8th place. If we hadn't stopped, who knows how well we might have done!
Look but Don't Take
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