Okay, so the whole Longeline experience isn't exactly what I had hoped it would be, we still brought home blue ribbons under each judge and it looks like we are the leading contender for winning the Longeline Jackpot Futurity at the final show of the series, in addition to bolstering our points lead in the Year End High Point race for both Arabian/Half-Arabian Halter and Late Yearlings Halter (the latter class we won unanimously).
I am sure some of you are wondering about the Longeline class, and I can only say that sometimes baby horses can be so dang unpredictable and sometimes they like to play. A lot! Sigh. She was fairly good, trouble was she had just decided enough was enough by the time the Longeline class was called, and that proved to be a challenge in keeping her focused on the job at hand.
My student who competed in the Walk/Trot division had a really nice show, too, bringing home two first places and four second places, to secure Reserve High Point of the day. She would likely have won the big prize had there not been the most adorable little girl riding an out of control pony who seemed to want to follow my student's horse everywhere, including circling and reversing. Poor mare was starting to look almost panicked, as if to say "Help me, that pony is following me!". Horses. Never a dull moment!
Tomorrow I'll have the grand total tally of our winnings at today's show. It was pretty impressive and I am just so honored and thrilled to have such fabulous, incredible friends and clients in this industry, both locally and otherwise. You all make my job so worthwhile, and are such an inspiration!
Good night...it's been a long day. :)