Meghan rode Mickey for 3 years in 4-H, they did ok, blues, reds, and some whites in speed events, Mickey is no speed demon LOL. I think I have posted this pic before, but it is one of my favorites
They rode in everything, Showmanship, Western, Huntseat, and Bareback Equitation, gaming which included, poles, barrels, key race, figure 8, and flags. Both of the girls rode in everything, and they did groom squad and horse judging class too. I wasnt of a mind to specialize while they were learning, I wanted them to get a taste of everything. I have let Meghan specialize for Equestrian team, she does Drill and gaming, and cows, performance classes she doesnt like so she isnt doing them, she has to do one, and that is usually IHOR, in hand obstacle relay, where they lead the horse through a trail course.
here they are running barrels at horse camp. They did horse camp every year, 5 days with their horses doing all the classes, they had a lot of fun.
Here Meghan is in a Huntseat clinic, ya her stirrups are to long and she doesnt look like she wants to be there at all LOL, probably tired of Mom yelling at her to do this and do that from the stands LOL I think Mickey looked really cute Huntseat.
Western Eq. at a horse show, Meghan colors were green and burgundy, we found a cute vest at Goodwill, and bought a matching saddle blanket.
This is their first blue ribbon, in bareback Eq. First place out of 6-8, she sure was happy!
I did say Mickey is the only horse to ever send me to the hospital, all my fault. She was a green 3 year old and was wanting to buck, I didnt give her a way out, I asked her to turn instead of go straight and buck, and she went up instead and came over backwards with me, as she was getting up she stepped on my left elbow, and I hit my head hard on the ground, no helmet, when I sat up my arms were spasming in front of me, scare. I managed to get up and walk to the back deck and proceeded to faint, when I came to, they had called an ambulance, no broken bones or head, I think I fainted from the pain in my arm. I should have gotten off, and did something else until she worked through the bucking fit. Hindsight LOL.
I will say she is the horse that has taught me the most, and is the most comfortable to ride. I purchased her when she was 2, and she is 20 now.