This past weekend I spent 2 days at the beautiful Texas Rose Horse Park cheering on my barn family. Rio may be home living the life of a pasture puff, but I still enjoy horse shows and cheering on my team mates. It was a lovely time, and a lot of success was had by everyone on the team!
MM rode Clark in his first National Derby and they did awesome!!! It was a super positive experience in a really competitive field. Clark jumped around like the super horse he is, with only very minor rookie errors. They will be strong contenders once a bit of experience is under his belt.
First round of the derby:
All of the juniors and ammys had an amazing time, and met many of their goals for the show and won some terrific ribbons. Trainer had some awesome trips as well, including a double clear in 1.20 for the blue ribbon on Cascai.
In other good news, Rio’s wounds are really looking a lot better! Amazing Vet is bringing the laser to the barn this evening and showing me how to use it, so I will post a wound update post at the end of the week. Hopefully we will have a ton of good progress to show. I’m feeling very hopeful that the worst is behind us and Rio will we ready to get back to work in 4 weeks or so (totally random number, just my personal guess). Rio is hoping for the same as well, because he is sick and tired of me messing with his legs!