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Ready or not, we’re going…to the Rocky Mountain Horse Association International Show in Lexington, KY (held at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park)!
This is our first show, and I’m super-excited and a little bit nervous. My dad and I will be showing our stallion, Rocky Mountain Man, and my sister Katelyn will be showing her mare, Windy Gail. Thankfully Rocky knows what he’s doing even if the rest of us don’t: he was the first recipient of the Carson Masters Award and was Grand Master Stallion at the 2004 International Show. We’re bringing him back on his 10th anniversary. Hopefully he remembers the ropes.
Here’s a video of Rocky and me practicing:
It’s always good to look at videos of yourself riding so you know what you need to fix. From these videos I learned that a) I’m leaning too far back, b) I need to stretch my legs down, c) I need to lift my rib cage and straighten my neck, and d) I need to pin my skirt to the underside of my pants so it doesn’t flip up. Many of these problems are issues that I constantly try to work on, but others are things that I didn’t even know about until I watched the video.
We’re going to try to take video and pictures of each other at the show, so hopefully I can do a post on how it went when I get back.
Here are some pictures of Rocky through the years: