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Arenadirt
Trainer

USA
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Posted - 05/16/2011 :  10:04:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Arenadirt's Homepage Send Arenadirt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
...was on the front range near Co Springs. We took the 2 hour drive to Cactus Creek Ranch, a real nice upscale facility. Seemed like there were a million riders - definitely the biggest show we've been to - a lot of AMAZING horses and riders.

Seven and I put up three good rides - probably the first time ever! By the time the last one came up, I finally stopped trying so hard - just sat the horse and gave a little calf pressure a couple of times. Lo and behold we won that class! (And it was a BIG one). Didn't know we had won until we were all loaded up and on the way out. Then I heard the loudpeaker: "First place - Safari Seven!" Made the ride home much less tedious. Not sure how we placed overall - have to wait for the association newsletter - but we should be in good shape, points-wise.

The most incredible thing about the whole day was Sev's demeanor - he took the long(er) ride, the cool weather, strange place and tons of activity in stride like a real trooper. Much wasted angst there - I was really nervous about it and he made me feel foolish for that.

The take-home lesson for me: TRUST YOUR HORSE!!!

"There is something about the outside of a horse...that is good for the inside of a man." ~Winston Churchill~

Red Hawk
Clinician



USA
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Posted - 05/16/2011 :  11:38:08 AM  Show Profile Send Red Hawk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm so happy for ya, AD, that I feel like I'm goin' to bust.

WAY TO GO!

And give Seven a great big hug for me .

"God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses"
--Robert Browning

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
-- Author Unknown
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EZ2SPOT
Clinician

USA
3785 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2011 :  6:44:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit EZ2SPOT's Homepage Send EZ2SPOT a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Amazing!! Congrats to you and Seven!

EZ2SPOT
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Hook
Trail Boss (Moderator)



Canada
6115 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2011 :  09:10:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hook's Homepage Send Hook a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Way to go AD and Seven.

It's amazing what one can learn from horses when one learns to listen.

Hook(ed)......on Horses

"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. " Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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puddleplasher
Clinician



USA
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Posted - 05/17/2011 :  3:51:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit puddleplasher's Homepage Send puddleplasher a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's AWESOME! So, when you heard the loudspeaker, did you turn the rig around and claim a ribbon?

'plash

Pepper sez: "Don't forget the horse!!"
'Plash's Ride Log
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Arenadirt
Trainer

USA
670 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2011 :  08:29:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Arenadirt's Homepage Send Arenadirt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks folks - I'll definitely let Sev know y'all are proud of him!

'Pash - no, didn't go back in - just closed the truck door and slowly drove off, with a smile. We already knew we had done as well as we could.

What Hookie sez: "It's amazing what one can learn from horses when one learns to listen." - That's it. I'd only add that it's amazing what they can DO - when we get out of their way and let them do it. The feeling of amazement transcends all ribbons, buckles, saddles and yes, even checks.

"There is something about the outside of a horse...that is good for the inside of a man." ~Winston Churchill~
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fracturedbones
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Posted - 05/19/2011 :  09:57:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit fracturedbones's Homepage Send fracturedbones a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congrats! Great way to end a long trek to a show! Extra carrots for Seven!
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Arenadirt
Trainer

USA
670 Posts

Posted - 06/02/2011 :  5:44:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arenadirt's Homepage Send Arenadirt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
lil' update...

The newsletter came out, and Seven is (after one show) the high-point horse in the entire association! Mara quips that if the season is called because of the EHV-1 scare, we'll WIN IT ALL!

Actually that doesn't mean he's the best horse, only that the Open class had fewer riders in it than the rider-limit classes we were in. (It only means we beat more other riders than anyone else.) Still... Sev's name for the week is "High Point". But I can't wait to put that standing on the line at another show, once the quarantines are lifted. :(

On the road at a CME conference right now, a little lonely and wanted to share.
Best to all!

"There is something about the outside of a horse...that is good for the inside of a man." ~Winston Churchill~
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Hook
Trail Boss (Moderator)



Canada
6115 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2011 :  06:11:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hook's Homepage Send Hook a Private Message  Reply with Quote
HIgh Point sure has a nice ring to it.

Hook(ed)......on Horses

"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. " Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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