Monday, November 10, 2014

Local Show with the Babies

I headed off to the local show with Baby L and pinto mare (please someone buy her, this mare deserves a name!!).

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.

He is wearing Hobbs' old show blanket.  This is why I love Baker, this has to be at least 12 years old and looks perfect!  Maybe one day I will switch my monograms over to my married name...

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.


  1. haha as I reach the age of maybe getting married one day I was wondering what the heck am I doing monogramming everything when it could change.

    1. I didn't want to change my name so keeping my monograms is my rebellion ;)

  2. Glad to hear the babies both did so well!

  3. Congrats that Luxxx and pinto mare did great! :-)

  4. ohh Luxxx looks so good in the video! very relaxed :)

  5. Can you switch monograms on embroidery like that? I have some stuff I'd love to re-do. Also, open show schooling is TERRIFYING.

  6. Yeah... Why must schooling shows be so freaking scary?

  7. Yeah baby L!!!

    Sounds like both ponies were great! :)

  8. Luxxx did those crossrails like a BOSS! He's such a fancy baby <3