Saddle on, almost ready to go!
1. Tack check, had to lead up to the start with a halter on, unless you have a hackamore, which Judy and Carol ride with one. Then clean out both front feet, check tack and mount up, total points 10, mine, horse=3, she wouldnt stay still, rider=3, scored 6. I dropped my lead while cleaning a foot, oops, LOL.
2. Bridge, which I explained above, Horse=3, rider=5, comment was "Horse hesitated was tense about crossing, Rider did very well.
3. Step up, horse=0, rider=3 comment, "Horse refused 3 times, then went over." Emma is very slow about going through new things. This is a box of timbers, filled with dirt covered in grass, two steps up one side and one on the other. I was happy with her that she did it!! On her own time! LOL
4. Horse ball, Horse=3, rider=5 Big open field, two cones with a big green ball in the center! LOL I have played with Emma with a smaller blow up ball, but not a green ball! She finally walked up to it and put her nose on it, then shoved it! LOL 8 isnt a bad score!
5. Maze Horse=4, rider=5, Not bad! this was hay bales set out in a giant E shape with the top and bottom centers pulled out, you had to ride through the bales, one side was the extreme side and had balloons and glittery stuff! Emma went through, after a short hesitation. Comment "Good Job!"
8. Camp, You can see here the tents and balloons were back! I was worried about the balloons, but they didnt bother Emma at all! She did look at the tent, but didnt react to it. The gal judging this obstacle is someone I worked with at Wilco! Our daughter works with her now.
10. Trash pick up. You had to take a plastic garbage sack from the helper and carry is down and put it in the trash can. Horse=3, rider=5, I thought Emma did better, but, she was antsy at the start, she was stressing and just wanted to go, go , go! She bobs her head up and down when she stresses. I just try to stay quiet and not encourage her. Carol is waiting here to go.
12. Creek crossing. Emma has crossed many creeks, but she took her time, there are rocks in the bottom. Horse=3, rider=4, Comment "Very hesitant" Thats ok, dont know what I got marked down on though?
I had Carol take a picture of me! LOL I am usually the one taking all the pics!
Bye for now, from my pretty girl!
P.S. We Got 18th place!
https://sites.google.com/site/ccfmptrailtrials/2013-results-1 The link to their web results page!