|Oberon - Full of tests, tricks and a heart of Gold|
A Blue Ribbon Day
It was a summing up
kind of day,
of hours spent
thumbs up, heels down,
look, leg, lead
(don't forget... smile!)
September is a time
to celebrate achievements,
wrap up a season's progress,
Our Oberon, full of fun,
tricks, and a heart of gold...
or is that blue?
by Margaret Bednar, September 21, 2013
|A Blue Ribbon Day|
|Warming up... Oberon not wanting to "collect",|
my daughter light of hands and patient. We don't collect for long
as we are building up his strength.
It was an overcast day, but that kept things a bit cooler. It is still rather warm here in North Carolina and very green - trees don't show any hint of color yet - and it misted for part of the day - didn't rain until after we were done with our classes. My daughter has come a long way in her riding, and Oberon is a pony with a wonderful mind - doesn't do anything dangerous, but will test her to see if she knows what she is doing. Being a pony, he is always looking for an easy way out of work ;)
They were in 6 classes. Placements: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and two 5ths. (one was 5th out of a class of 15!) Classes were all good sizes, but she did place 5th of 5th in her first pattern class - and he took the wrong lead cantering - but we can work on that for next year. All in all, a great day.