Show time!

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  1. Friesiangirl

    Friesiangirl Senior Member

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    Maddy and I are currently at our first show together.

    So far -
    1st both judges in Hunter in Hand
    1st both judges in Halter (Pleasure Mares)
    Dressage Training Level Test 2 TBD but photos below

    For dressage we accidentally leg yielded instead of tracking straight across the diagonal. I mean... Yay for over achieving but Oops.

    She was pretty looky and nervous but was on her marks. I'm thinking high 50's low 60's which isn't bad for a first go. IMG_20170715_094115.jpg IMG_20170715_071445.jpg Screenshot_20170715-121247.png Screenshot_20170715-121022.png Screenshot_20170715-121333.png Screenshot_20170715-121410.png Screenshot_20170715-121433.png
     
  2. AmyK

    AmyK Senior Member

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    Congrats! She's super cute! Is she an Arab?
     
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  3. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    Congrats, how awesome!!
     
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  4. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Whoa Maddy, impressive-!! Congratulations.;)
     
  5. Friesiangirl

    Friesiangirl Senior Member

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    She's an Arabian x Tb

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    We got a 57% in training level 2 test! I'm thrilled.
    Lots of remarks about about resistance to the aids but I'm not surprised. She was blowing through half halts and the test was next to a busy road and there was a car auction in the distance. We also got marks about having to use more of the arena but I didn't want to push her so deep she'd spook as she was already struggling with it.

    7/7 in gaits and impulsion.
    I'd say for a first dressage test annnnnd taking her out at a training level test is pretty ambitious.

    We did great in everything but hunter hack. We couldn't warm up over a jump so she refused at the first fence and they allowed me to recircle and she LAUNCHED over it. Well, it was ugly. But a good experience for her.

    Overall she was a rockstar for her first show and it's pretty big - maybe 300 folks total and it's crowded which is just perfect to school.

    We have in hand trail tomorrow just to plunk around but I mostly just want to ride her in warm ups and get her used to show life.

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  6. BluemoonOKy

    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

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    Yay ! You guys are looking great. Nice leg yield...she's just practicing up leveling...give her an apple and a smooch from auntie blue :love:
     
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  7. Friesiangirl

    Friesiangirl Senior Member

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    The judge joked that she wouldn't write in the submission field "has her own ides about the test" but she wanted to! Maddy even snorted at the judge as we passed her but kept pace haha.

    I didn't want to push her just to get a blue if it meant a negative experience for her. She needs to love this job. :)

    I gave her an apple pie from McDonald's. Close enough!
     
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  8. Nu5ha

    Nu5ha Senior Member

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    Congrats! Such a pretty girl
     
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  9. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    You two look fabulous together! I love it!
     
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  10. SparkleDust

    SparkleDust Senior Member

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    You both look great! Who woulda thought that the scrawny Arab mare you adopted last year would turn into such a sensation! She looks GOOD! :)
     
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