Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

Rocking S wreathWinter Tournament 1
Rocking S Farm
Helena AL
December 13, 2014
Riding & driving with Natalie
Thank you to Ann Stanton and Nicole Hardy

Riding
1. Advanced Horsemanship WTC Adult, 1st of 5
2. Advanced Equitation WTC Adult (Pattern), 1st of 2
7. Pleasure Horse or Pony WTC Adult, 3rd of 4

Dec 2014 awta streamerNatalie came to the party with her dancing shoes on. Walk? Trot? Canter? Right away, boss. Serpentine across the short side of the arena? Sure thing. Halt-to-canter transitions? No problem. I simply sat on board and caught the blue ribbons as they were tossed at us.

For the third class, we popped out of whatever groove we had been in. Ah well, as the song says, two out of three ain’t bad. Particularly when the two were so stellar.

For a few minutes there, I was scoring an undefeated season. Cool.

Rocking S Dec 2014 mailboxDriving
22. Academy Driving, 2nd of 2

I’m still the mental stage where getting in, getting around, and getting out counts as victory. Natalie was perfectly happy to convey me carefully around the ring. We even styled a tiny bit of extension in the second direction.

Rocking S Dec 2014 fence postTweets
This may be a record low number for a horse show tweets. Arrive. Ride in three of the first five classes. (Classes 5&6 were not held, so #7 was the fifth class.) Drive. Feed peppermints to waiting horses. Stop feeding peppermints when they give saliva a pink tinge. Watch the last few SSF riders. Zoom. Done. Home. A good day, but not one that lent itself to tweeting.

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Gratuitous Donkeys

Rocking S Dec 2014 donkeys

Summer donkeys – Show Report: Rocking S

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