|Stacy braids Farah's mane~|
I learned how much work & preparation goes in to getting a horse ready to show! Wow! Then - there's how much preparation & time that goes in to getting a BIG horse ready to show! We saw some of the most beautiful "big" horses ever! Even young, soon to be - Big beautiful horses :-) It was early evening, we were just making dinner - when I looked out to see this handsome horse, ready to be presented out on a walk with his owner. I grabbed my camera & asked permission to take some photos. Below - was the result!
After watching Patrick Billies show the first horse, I was very happy that we'd made the decision to have him show Farah. Two times around a large pattern once at the walk & once at the trot was a workout! Patrick made each of the horses strut their stuff!
|Patrick presents Farah|
|Farah at the trot~|
|Farah & Butch|
|Kathy was quick & accurate!|
|Kathy watches as Butch leads Farah away - still smoking! :-)|
|Kathy knocked off the singed hair & here is the result!|
Kathy mentioned - some of the same area's to work on - that Sandra has told me too - that I need to consistently work on, if I want to shape Farah into the mare that she has the ability to be. It takes dedication & work - we were incredibly impressed with the time & energy that each of the owners we met, put into their horses.
Side note: If your horse has no conformational faults that would result in consistent low scores & you have conditioning, carriage, quality-of-movement, etc. to work on - then you can present at future inspections to try for a higher score. The highest score holds.
Many thanks to Lea for hosting the inspection & Kathy for her expert judging! Both these ladies made it so much fun & a learning experience for us all!