Weston says Thank you to his Team!
It was so much fun! Weston held his own all the way through. I am so proud of him. Round one was fitness, and condition. Weston scored a 46 out of possible 50. I think he should have a 55, but I am a bit biased!
Then it was time for in-hand course. Weston was very relaxed, head down while strolling into the big arena. He was calmer than me. He walked boaldly into the y, and backed with grace, troted out sweetly to a great serpentine. Then we headed for the trailer, he hesitated and loaded right up, backed out nice and slow. Walked over poles easily, and we picked up and set down our scarey object. Haunch in box could have been clearer, and he stood perfect while I picked up his feet and patted them load and clear! At the end of the day when the fog cleared we stood in 5th place. I watched so many of the trainers do a great job I was very happy to be in the top 10!
waiting for finals placing!
Then came our riding course Friday! It was a simple pattern, just had a long wait before our turn watching the sun set! We entered smoothly over the bridges, then troted nicly over the poles, right into the y branch. We backed great, and joged out to center. The facing our audience-Weston says no thank you to cantering left lead circle twice. we got it just not as smooth as I would have liked! dead pretty interupted change-canter from a standstill and Wes heads for the out gate. I got his head and we finished with another nice stop. At this point we had time to do 2 minutes of whatever we like! I showed his sweet lil jog, stood up tall. Rode backwards, Two traked and gave our heart. That night final 10 were chosen and posted at 11:30! Yippy! We were in it-holding steady at 5th place! Wow!
Then I drew first go-a slight bummer! I was suppose to start in the center, but heard my music start as I was outside waiting! Ugh catch up time. We entered with our team weston flag at a gallop. did a beautiful figure 8. Interupted changes! Drop the flag, some two tracking-a mindless stand up hands up high. DRopped my reines, did some trotting reinless. stopped from a trot. Hands above my head, picked up canter from a standstill, and did a sliding stop mid arena. Some jog work, and headed for our flat bed trailer-Weston steps right up! He is so brave, and he loves his flat bed. Those of you who got to see it in progress know I had to bribe him to get off! Once on the trailer-I stood up, arms above my head, turned around slid off his rump, and had him bow! He did his spanish walk, one at least, as the music ends I jump off the trailer, and point to him. My partner in crime-the reason we made it to finals. My eyes were a bit misty.
Laird and Mustang Sally creamed the competition jumping 4 foot jumps with room to spare! The competition was feirce, and since I forgot the required moves....hmmm. Good example of why we re read rules prior to a competition! We cam ein a very happy 7th! With 200.00 in winnings! Yippy-more for the Weston fund!
Sale Time! With 11 horses before us, top horse at 3500.00 I was a bit worried. I know Weston was the calmest and most finished show horse there! Ugh! I went in and resfused to talk-siting the tears dripping from my eyes! However, it was also because I ahd nothing nice to say. How could they bid-and how could they not! It started I was bidding myself from the arena. The first person bids against me-ooops I had such a knee jerk reaction-I flippe dthe first bidder off. Oh no-I couln't believe I did it-I covered my mouth in schock and bid...it went to 2000.00 and me crying-Cali asked if I wanted my horse? I could only nod yes, she stoppe dthe bidding! I got my horse! I am so happy. Bonds like that don't deserve to be broken!
I want to thank team Weston! So many of you made this possible, making things, setting up open houses, buying sweatshirts, and donations of love and $! I love you all, and so does Weston! We are one thankful pair! Goals for the future, MTN trail, Craig cammeron race, and maybe Reno's Mustang show if I can afford it! Whew, I am so glad Weston is always up for a challenge! Thank you all again-you were the heart and sole of this-the Team!
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