I rode pinto mare first and she was nervous and a bit overwhelmed, but she is 4 years old. She went to work and I just kept flatting her until she relaxed. I have mixed feelings about these unrated shows. They are a great way to get mileage inexpensively but I have little patience for the people who have no ring etiquette. Pass left shoulder to left shoulder, people jumping take the inside track, don't jump oxer a backwards, doing the jumpers does not mean flying around like a maniac, no trainer supervision, etc. I had not jumped the mare in awhile so I planned to take it easy. She jumped everything 2' and 2'3 that I pointed her at. I did a few 2'6 and she was great. Could care less.
Next I got on Luxxx. I worked him in an outside arena then trainer N got on him in the big indoor where the jumpers go. At first he was a bit upset by the chaos, but eventually settled. I set up a little cross rail for him which he thought was boring. She also took him in the indoor with the ponies and he was good there too.
I am soooo proud of him!! It made me happy to get to see him from the ground and I am pleased with his progress. Proud momma moment.
I will try to get the mare's videos uploaded and update you on her debut in the 2'3 jumpers next. Luxxx didn't show and just hung out on Saturday.