Great day last Saturday. Donna, Beth, Rosie and I headed out to a schooling show for a couple reasons. First and foremost, it was a training experience. We had no idea how Rosie would do in that situation and we wanted to see. Second, it was an opportunity for us to honor our dear friend and brother. We could really feel him smiling down on all of us.
I admit, I felt a bit unprepared. Rosie has come so far in a short time, but she is nowhere from a polished, finished show horse. She still needs a canter. That is a bit of a wild run, but we will keep working on it. She also needs a pivot in showmanship. She will nail it one day. We’ll keep working on it.
Rosie was so good. She was unflappable. She was calm and cool. I was so pleased. She was enjoying herself. I was so impressed with her I teared up wishing David could have seen how good she was doing. He was there in Spirit.
While, yes, I was the only one in my class, thus the automatic blue ribbon... I EARNED this ribbon. This has been hours of struggle, sweat, and sheer determination to get this stubborn mare to want to be a partner with me and to have any kind of work ethic. There are those that snicker because I was the only one in my class, but they have no idea the effort and work that was put forth by myself, Donna and Rosie to even get to this moment.
I am proud of this blue ribbon. Probably more proud of this ribbon than any other I have earned. It was hard earned. Say whatever you wish.
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