It's no secret that I like to show. But not for the reasons that you might think. I don't go to shows for all the shiny ribbons and accolades. I do like the feedback and that it really hones in on what is firmly established, developing and really tenuous.
But mostly I go for the socialisation.
|both horses were great, and Carmen didn't really |
need me to hold her while they were out grazing.
|as you can see I totally suck at selfies. I blame my age.|
In the warm up ring people are being very encouraging. When riders pass each other going into the ring they wish each other luck or ask how the ride went. Going with Julia made is a lot more fun. She was, of course, a big help. But she also brought snacks and a good sense of humour.
|Quaid and Julia during the ribbon ceremony|
Can you bear the cuteness of his expression?
|I'm looking forward to showing both of them|