Western Pleasure: I went to the CCQHA show in Woodland this past weekend. My horse was incredible, despite the BIG winds Friday, I showed in trail…I just got there, lunged him for 20 minutes and showed in an arena he’d never been in before, we won the amateur trail and he had a great go in the jr trail, but the wind blew the rope of the gate into his face, so baby that he is, he grabbed the rope and was having a good ole time chewing it, while everyone laughed and the judge gave me a -4 on that, which pretty much killed any chance of placing! He was 2nd under both in pleasure on Saturday and Sunday he slaughtered everyone, winning under both in jr trail and was 2nd/3rd in amateur trail to clinch his first circuit champion in amateur trail. He’s really doing great with your supplement, especially since he’s been on it a while now.
Chewy showed at 7 shows and was circuit champion in either junior trail or amateur trail or both, at 6 shows, winning a buckle, several blankets, halters and a saddle bag. He got 17 points in jr trail, missing qualifying by one point, earned 15 points in amateur trail and 5 points in amateur or junior western pleasure. I don’t show him pleasure enough, but he’s an incredible, slow legged, great hocked mover. Points were hard to come by, as amateur trail usually had 5 or less, while the select trail was always around 20 horses strong. We’re already well on our way to qualifying for next year in both jr and amateur trail. Since he’s grown and filled out so much, performance halter is next. And we’ll finish up his lead change during the off season, with Nancy Alto Renfro.
I don’t keep him on Focus, except just prior and during shows, so I will need more very soon.