Monday, March 29, 2010

Sonny's First Show

video

Here is some video of the last day of the show. I think he did great considering that the arena was filled with jumps, people were packing up trailers, horses hollering and PONIES! Yes, there were ponies in the class. Fast, sneaky little ponies. Anyway, all in all, the GJA did a fantastic job. I can't wait for the next show. It will be all Quarter Horses, so I think he will be fairly competitive. It's gotta be easier without the obstacle course and ponies.

7 comments:

Rising Rainbow said...

I was hoping to see video but blogger must be having a funky day it won't let me view vids or pics much. What a pain.

Congrats on the show. Sounds like it was fun and I'm still brooding over the thoughts some folks get lobster at horse shows. LOL

Denisarita said...

I think they sorted out the problem, earlier today I wasn't getting all the photos on Vaquerogirls blog. The show was fun, the after parties even more fun. We ALWAYS eat well. It's all about the fun!

Vaquerogirl said...

Don't forget that it was your first show too- riding English that is! You did a great job!

Maia said...

I saw the video. I'd like to run it by some friends of mine who are English divas. Western riders don't know what you were up against. Your equitation looked really good. Your hands were soft and lovely, your heels were down, your back was straight. His head was down and collected, which would have been perfect in a western show. I'm not sure about an English class. You looked great and had fun. What more is there?

Mikey said...

You look great out there! Love your blog, btw!! I love that you call him GJA. Would you like two of them? Because I have a horse that fits that name just perfectly, lol.
Keep up the good work, can't wait to see the next show!

Maia said...

Your horse's head has to come up. In the latest issue of The American Quarter Horse Journal under what the judges are looking for.
"We have these big,big-strided movers, but to often they are presented going down the rail with their polls too low and down on their front ends. We would like to see the horses in the flat carry the correct balance for what they are going to do in the future, to be more up in their carriage." The article is on page 109.

Denisarita said...

Maia
Yes, the rule book states where their heads should be, but here in California the judges are slow to follow. Western pleasure horses that win are really low headed as well. All the horses that beat him had even lower headsets than his. I wish the judges would read the rules...