Archive for October 18th, 2010

We Win Ribbons


On Saturday, Ivory and I participated in a Fun Day at her new stable. The event, as the name suggests, was a fun get-together for horses and riders to mark the end of the summer riding season. Ivory has never had experience in an indoor arena, nor with riding with other horses, or even ring work, so Ponygirl and I were delighted when she won two ribbons. Her behaviour was outstanding for a youngster. She won third prize in the ‘command’ class. Horses and riders had to walk and trot and stop at the judges command. Ivory’s extraordinary patience set her in good stead as she stood calmly while others fidgeted and fussed and were eliminated. Her fourth place was a lucky turn at musical chairs. Actually, musical socks. Instead of chairs, which are challenging for the four-legged, horse and rider just had to be the first to reach one of the socks tied around the ring.

As this was her first event, we only participated in part of the Fun Day. But I stayed and watched the others. Entries in the costume class are shown below. At promised, it was a fun, light-hearted day.


Geneva and Willa clown around.


Bucky and Kathy get ready to hula.


Eddie, in cap, sunglasses and bow tie, with Jean.

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