The MoonPie had a horse show this weekend and did REALLY well, even though she was riding with some older kids, AND on a challenging horse. In fact, at practice on Wednesday, her horse kept refusing to jump. Refusing is NOT a good thing. MP had to RIDE the horse, not just sit on it and let it do it’s thing, or the show would not go well.
She LOOKED good. MP has a great attitude about the shows – it’s not about winning, it’s about having fun. Doesn’t she look like she’s having fun? There were six riders, and things got a little crowded. MP had some trouble finding her rhythm during the equitation portion of the show. Fifth place out of six. Still, it could have been worse.
When she began the JUMPING part, I admit I was nervous.
But she ROCKED it. No refusals, a great gait, everything looked good. As they began to call the winners, 6th place, 5th place, 4th place… I got excited. 3rd place, 2nd place…when MP heard the name and figured out it wasn’t hers, meaning she won FIRST PLACE, she got the biggest grin on her face. It was awesome!
Confetti did okay too, I guess.
Afterwards, we took MP and a new friend out to lunch to celebrate.
And I told MP I was proud of her 277 times. I get the impression she knows it.