Update on my standardbred Illusion. *Pictures of course!*

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  1. Barrelracer318

    Barrelracer318 Senior Member

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    I don't have many pictures from this past weekend but we had a wonderful weekend! I mentioned in a previous post. I wanted to take Illusion to some winter jumper shows. We have only jumped up to 2' at shows but at home we have consistently been jumping 2'3" and 2'6". I decided to take him in the 2'6" division at the show since he is more than comfortable jumping 2'6" at home but I didn't want to push him at shows since he can get nervous in the show setting.

    Illusion was absolutely wonderful! He didn't act nervous at all warming up or waiting for our round (which is a huge deal for him) . He didn't try to swing out a single time when horses passed and stood patiently while waiting. That in itself would have been a good enough show! There were quite a few other riders in our division. There were two courses one was for optimum time and one was for the fastest time.

    Well... We placed second in both! I still can't believe it! He may not be the most graceful one out there, but he sure is a jumping beast!
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    Sorry that this photo is so blurry but I couldn't disappoint and post an update with a very few amount of photos!
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    He was obsessed with the handsome horse stuck in the mirror...
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    Congrats!!
     
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    Barrelracer318 Senior Member

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    Thank you!!
     
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    I love seeing your updates! Go Illusion!!
     
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    The winter schooling series came to a close last weekend. Illusion was a rock star at every show! Illusion is slowly becoming a pro at handling horse shows, especially getting more used to showing indoors. He didn't have a single "panic moment" in the warm up ring even while other horses were or when other horses were jumping around him. I probably say this every post but he has really come a long way!

    We finished up our winter jumper season landing first place in our division for optimum time! I couldn't believe it and I am super proud of him! We still have a lot to work on but it's so wonderful for our progress to get recognized!

    This was the February show. **purchased all the images with the watermark and have full social media usage to them**
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    From the April show!
    Sorry don't have any clear pics, these were extracted from a video
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    With our ribbons and award!
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    Great job. He has the most kissable long face. :heartbeat:
     
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    Barrelracer318 Senior Member

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    Thank you!!
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    You guys fit perfectly together~!! :loveflag:
     
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    Thank you! I appreciate it! He is a special guy :heartbeat:
     
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    Of course. He's a STB~!! :D
     
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