This past Saturday I spent another day at the horse show cheering on friends and taking pictures. Each summer circuit show has a special Saturday night class, and this weekend was the jumper classic. It’s a big deal to us with a satin obsession, because they award giant beautiful neck ribbons.
And who doesn’t want to win giant beautiful neck ribbons?
As always, it was nice to observe the horse show from a spectator’s point of view.
Some horses just need to be dipped in gold almost immediately out of the womb.
A spirited horse and a spirited rider make for a fiery combination. Sometimes it’s hot and sometimes it’s cold, but it’s always something special. (Notice the broken breast plate! He busted it jumping which is a first I’ve seen, ha)
The smaller and fancier the pony, the bigger the potential for ‘tude. It’s a good kid that sticks through pony ‘tude and is mature throughout it.
The best way to train a dog is to stick them at a horse show for four days.
Jumpers really aren’t about going “fast”, but about being technical.
The best show horses never stop enjoy showing. They kind of know that they’re fantastic.
When the going get tough, the tough get going.
We should never forget to be excited! It’s not about winning, but winning is kind of awesome.
Still no substitution for hard work 🙂