Friday, March 20, 2009

So yesterday was lots of fun but it took a lot out of me. I was up at 5:30 to feed, then in the car at 7, didn't get here until 4, immediately went in and sat down on bleachers until 8. My back is already starting to complain today.

BUT, it was worth it. Here are the pictures I promised. Bad quality, I suppose I picked the wrong setting, but I got some that weren't blurred, which is a plus. These are in no particular order, I'm having trouble moving them around on the blog for some reason.

Keith Danielson of Hooper Crossing Ranch is a trainer who has trained a couple of my sister's horses. He makes a nice soft, responsive horse. I think he'll do real well in the ridden part, and he did well in the in-hand.

Kevin and Princess. They did AWESOME.

Kevin and Princess coming into the arena. Isn't she a good looking girl?

Tracey and that handsome Steve Holt!

Tracey and Steve Holt!
This horse here is the one I would bid on if I were going to take a horse home. I didn't get his name or his trainer's name, but they're from Montana and the horse is super furry. He is hip #29.

Here's a picture of all the NW Extreme Mustang Makeover trainers in a huddle, discussing the course with the judges. While I was looking at this picture I realized I never saw Jamie, who was supposed to be competing, go through the course last night. I know she was having some trouble with her horse... I wonder what's up.

This lady and her mustang (from a Makeover last year) competed in Craig Cameron's Extreme Cowboy Race. This horse has only been in training for 10 months and competed with a lot of older seasoned horses. They did pretty well. This lady is also competing in the Makeover with another horse. You can tell her NW Makeover horse trusts her. The horse is quiet and not too worried, putting her faith in her human. I like to see that.

Those are all of the pictures I have to share right now. I'll definitely have more. The show ends pretty late tonight so I might not post the pictures until morning. The Horse Course, which is the ridden part of the competition, starts at 7:00 tonight. I'll be Twittering along, but I won't promise up-to-the-minute scores, since it seems that's not the way its done. I will post yesterdays scores when I get them, hopefully this morning, either in the body of the blog or via Twitter.
Oh, so someone who shows - can you tell me, why do people hold the lead so close to the horse's chin? Is that good show form? I don't know much about showing, but I know my horses prefer to be left a little room on the rope.
I'm off on my Horse Expo Adventure! I can't wait to check out the vendors. Maybe I can buy a new saddle pad and use it as a butt cushion on the bleachers :)


Linda said...

That "princess" is gorgeous!!! I'm very interested to see what she goes for and how she does. Steve HOlt! looks awesome, too. Thanks for the updates--love 'em.

gtyyup said...

Thank you so much for posting Andrea!!! I was hoping to go, but work got in the way...sounds like Corinne did good? She's a neighbor and friend of mine. Looking forward to more posts!

Kara said...

Thank you for the great pictures!!!