Good Morning !
Last couple of days Star and I have been working on our Showmanship pattern for our upcoming BIG GIRL show. This will be the first EVER " A" show her and I have done.
IF anyone is in or near Boring,OR at the Mt Hood Eq. and Event Center, October 24-26th. Stop by and say hello.
What is showmanship? It's like Advanced Halter with a pattern you must complete. Think "working" halter. :) I am working on my posture, confidence and the WHOA. Star is super smart and once she gets it she gets it, so I have complete confidence that I will be the one looking like a nervous beginner in the ring. But, it is for practice and exposing the pony to fun show outings.
What is funny about the difference between my two mares.
Star- slow to respond on the first step, kind of a lagger until she warms up, not a fan of the back up cue,haunch turn is ugly and stiff, shows her teeth when she is getting irritated. Getting better with the WHOA, will semi-set with no real training. Acts bored after 5 minutes.
Blu- perky, will trot out with no " clucking" , will back up to next week if asked, NO WHOA, NONE..., can spin a haunch or forehand turn like a top reiner, sets up with 4 crooked legs and won't budge. Always has a " this is fun!" look about her. She is so cute when she is having a good time, ears forward and all puffed up.
Like I've always said, they are just like kids. They each have their own personalities and talents.
I think I sweated off 5 pounds last night with these two girls.
Tonight.. we ride......................... I won't be home until after 9 for sure.
10 hours ago