I have plenty to write about from the show, but before digging into it all and hashing out all my numerous mistakes and shortcomings (of which there were many!), I just want to take a few moments to say how incredibly lucky i feel and how thankful I am to have this horse.
Rio had never been to a show before I got him, much less a rated h/j show. 1.5 schooling shows and 3 rated shows under our belt may not be very many, but he is taking to this horse showing thing like a fish in water. He takes any joke I can throw at him, and is always extremely forgiving. My incredibly brave boy didn’t look at a single thing all week, and jumped every obstacle presented to him without hesitation. I could NOT be a prouder momma!