Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Day 5: The End

Ah, we have reached the end of the 5 day challenge, but just the beginning of the winter wonderland. The horses crunched around today through the ice covered landscape. All the fences had icicles on every board. It was quite the vision.
The girls decided eating hay was easier than finding grass

All the fences looked like this, some with even longer icicles

21. Favorite classes to watch
Dressage musical freestyles. I love seeing how they put movement to music. A class was offered that would make a CD of music that matched your horse. I really wish I had been able to go.

22. What’s in your cooler at horse shows?
Water, Gatorade, Sandwiches, grapes, chips and probably some kind of chocolate. Except for drinks, I can't touch anything else until after I ride.

23. One thing about showing (or riding in general) you wish you could change?
The expense :( Show fee's are almost crippling now a days. That causes me to pick and choose which horses do or don't do what shows. With out shows it is hard to find the gaps that need filling in your training.

24. Your ringside crew
My Mom and Peggy are my best supporters. They always get my pony ready so I can stay clean. They attempt to take pictures and videos too. Can't get by without them.

25. Best prizes
The best prize I ever got was a surprise win of being closest to optimum time during cross country with Barry. I got a color blocked rugby shirt as a prize. That will always remind me that I was able to ride the correct pace and complete the course. Over the years we also won a couple of plates. One was from my first CT. Ruth, author of Off Centered Riding, had worked with me in the rain and for days to get ready. I was so glad to bring home that plate and show her we won.


  1. Musical freestyle is GORGEOUS. I love watching that class too!

  2. I love musical freestyle! Also I totally agree with how expensive the showing costs.
    Snow pictures are so pretty.