Saturday, June 16, 2012

Dressage show pictures

I'll start this post with what everyone wants to see: A friesian.

his handsome mug
starting our warmup

posing, well I am- he's looking at the pretty girls

trotting, his favorite gait

Waiting for our test to start

The first halt at X got an 8!


Canter!
So how'd we do? We tied for 4th out of 13 with a 65.5%. I got dinged on the stretchy trot circle, got dinged on the lengthenings- those needed more elasticity apparently- and I got dinged because I let his nose poke too far out. At least I know where to improve :)

15 comments:

  1. You both look GREAT! Congratulations.

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  2. That is great. Wonderful first dressage show. I wish mine went so well. Congratulations!!!

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  3. Well done, that is a great result!

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  4. Congratulations! You two did wonderful. He's a gorgeous guy and you two look great together. See you made it through the show and lived to tell the tale. It only gets easier from here. Congratulations again.

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  5. Congratulations! You both look great! Did you have a good time?

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  6. That's great! You look awesome on him!

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  7. You guys look terrific! Great score! Congratulations!

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  8. WOW! He is beautiful!! You guys look great, Congrats!

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  9. Wow - he's lovely, and you two look great together! Congrats on an excellent score Shannon. :)

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  10. Excellent! First Level at your first show? Wow!

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  11. Thanks everybody, it was pretty great getting to ride a schoolmaster friesian for my first show. What's funny is that my saddle got almost as much notice as the horse did ;)

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  12. VERY excellent! He's a beauty, holy mother! LOVE the running braid :) Getting ANY ribbon and experience is a win/win! Well done

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  13. Wow Shannon
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    That's such an accomplishment! He is a handsome dude. They are not that easy to ride, you re did fabulous!

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