What a weekend. After 90 days, all your hard work pays off at the show and then...it's over.
Anthony and I both miss our horses, but I can assure you that they got the BEST homes we could have ever asked for. This event was so much fun to be a part of, I am still just reeling from all the emotion that went into it. If you followed me on facebook (facebook.com/mustangadoptions) then you may already know how we did. Here are some of the highlights...
|Charles Brooks took this great picture of Marissa and Don and I before receiving our top ten awards.|
Don took 1st place and Marissa 2nd, I was so honored to be in the top ten with them!
|Getting ready for our top ten introductions|
|I can't believe I made the list!!!|
|Back, Back, Back, Blindfold!|
|No hands! (or eyes!)|
|This was my impromptu freestyle outfit courtesy of CVS drugstore (crepe paper and scarf) |
and Target girls department (dress)
|Anthony and Luna-cita|
|So happy my mom came all the way from Michigan to watch me!|
|Anthony in the arena with Luna|
The show itself went really well. Anthony's high point was taking 3rd in the handling and conditioning class. He not only called his horse to him like a puppy dog, he also picked up a front and hind foot at the same time! The crowd went wild!
My highlight was being a part of the top ten, it was somewhat un-expected and I only had 2 hours to come up with a plan. In the end, decided that bareback and blindfolded might be fun (and it was!).
I also used the big ball she loved to play with so much, in fact, she has never hit that ball harder and I know the crowd could tell we were just having a grand time playing! My favorite part of that freestyle was having people come up to me and saying that they could really tell I was having fun! It was true, I really did a total blast.
Driving home 9 hours with an empty trailer really made us start thinking about our next adventure. Anthony and I decided he would be searching for his very own mustang next, and I promised to help keep him in shape while Anthony is busy with harvest. Oh yea, and we also have that wedding coming up in June to think about ;)
Once we got home, I checked the mail and found my application to title Dixie waiting for me. What a great way to end an adventure and begin the next, horse ownership! Watch for more posts about Dixie and her next endurance ride. We have a few planned!
I hope you enjoyed reading and following our progress. I am very happy to say that our mares are in wonderful homes and ready to begin their happily ever after. I will post more pictures and updates as I get them!
xo A & A