Last weekend, I took my pony to his first rated show. This was only our second time doing jumpers, but we won 3 of our jumper classes! After a shaky start, i fell of our first round, we didn’t have enough pace and poor little Tucker just didn’t want to jump from such a close distance, so I jumped it without him… video coming soon! There are two one striders in this course, being a pony, these are challenging. the first one we did in one, but the second one i tried to fit two in, which was the plan, lets just say He saved my butt a couple of times! I’m still new to the whole jumper world… sometimes i forget i can cut off my corners and turn… haha, you can my trainer saying ‘Turn!” This course is .95 meters .. i think.. we did the 1 meter too, but he got tired, and we placed third. Also, someone asked us to fill the Childrens hunter pony divison.. we ended up reserve champion and won the classic! Some of our distances were a little off.. i didn’t make a decision on what i wanted him to do..i wasn’t expecting to place… we were just there to fill it! But, This makes me so proud because he has been my project. I’ve owned Tucker for two years now, and he has been very difficult to work with.. People thought he would never be good for anything, and that he was a waste of time, but i kept trying. Before this show, i’ve had only one real lesson on him. He has come such a long way since i got him as a terrified four year old.
Sorry for the long paragraph…I’ve uploaded both the classic round and the .95 jumpers. I would love to get some feedback on Tucker and i! please keep in mind that he is only 14.1h and im 5’7
Thanks in andvance!