Yes, that was funny but even more hilarious was the lope! The thunder of those 4 big mares galloping around the arena was awesome but that is NOT what Western Pleasure is all about.
Below they are walking back relieved to have survived that.
I was explaining to an older lady that the reason this Friesian was so tiny was that the owner stuck her in the dryer too long. When I saw the horrified look on her face I was quick to explain, "that was a JOKE!" Never never over estimate the public's knowledge of horses. I really wanted to watch Becca Watson during her Trick Horse Demo.
She did GREAT. If you would like to see the rest of those pictures click HERE.
The play went very well.I will say though, Phil was in the audience and as he was watching the play someone behind him exclaims, "why that guy is wearing tennis shoes, Isn't that illegal?" and then another says, check out those toes on that character playing Barrel, they are pointing straight down." Right after that the announcer says, "WOW these are some WELL trained horses!" Now just for the record Caleb, the guy playing Barrel was a vaulter, he was trained to point his toes down.
HERE. We were SO proud of Evan and Shaeya for their demo.
here. Karin, Amy and I stayed until 5:30 pm, fed and watered the horses, kind of cleaned up then headed to the hotel for another great meal. We are staying at the Drury and I HIGHLY recommend that hotel. This is the 3rd year our group has stayed here. They serve us an amazing breakfast and supper and have a HOT TUB.