The show went really well! Another girl rode the appy pony and they were champion in baby greens so congrats to them! I rode the pony in my avatar, he's a 14.1h paint pony. Our first division was the 2'3" hopeful hunter class. I wasn't really warmed up, basically had to hop on and then jump a course and I wasn't really feeling his rhythm. We had some good lines but two bad chips that cost us. Second course was better but the pony is blind in one eye and spooked at a hay bale and ran out which also cost that class. Totally my fault, I should have found a better angle. I wondered after that division whether I should scratch my eq class since it wasn't going great but I decided since I knew the course and the jumps weren't very high, I should try it. Well, I'm glad I did. I learned from my past two classes to let the pony find his own rhythm and to let him take a longer distance to the jump and not to micro manage him. The course was really turny but we got all our leads and distances... but I forgot to halt. I was pretty disappointed because it had been a nice round but then the kid after me forgot to halt too and they placed me second after the flat call back! I had a second chance to get the course right in the medal final which we got a second as well in my first class of that type which I was very happy with and pleased with the pony. (He's worth his weight in gold, he'll pack kids around all day) I gave him a break and then got to try him over a few of the XC jumps to build my confidence, we even tried one BN fence which looked pretty big, but felt great!