I went ahead and bought two pictures from the show photographer. I was a little disappointed that the show photographer got so few photos considering the number of classes, but that's life I suppose! There were quite a few horses in each class, so maybe that was part of the issue.
So, here you go. I don't often have people out at the barn with me to take pictures, so I guess there isn't much proof online that I can ride a horse. ;)
There is a story on the boots too. I bought a nice pair of Ariat dress boots, but the calf ended up being a little too tight. I thought I could have them stretched, but the cobbler I took them too said I couldn't. I ended up running out of time to decide what to do with them, so out of desperation, I ordered a cheap pair of dress boots from Horze. They sent the wrong side. The boots were so tiny that I think they may have fit me when I was approximately 8 years old.
So, my choices were either to wear my suede half chaps and paddock boots or to wear my winter tall boots. I ended up going with the winter boots. So if you are wonder, "What the heck?" that is that part.
And it was an open show, so I wasn't as concerned about having everything put together after all of the chaos that was going on. I know, pretty lazy on my part, but there's probably a reason I don't make a good equestrian princess. ;)
|Chili with her rider. Not me. ;)|
This is me below. Oh dear. ;) But on the plus side, the SFM was very domesticated looking! Lots to work on, but there you go. Not bad for pretty much having boots issues, borrowing a close contact saddle, and everything else and pretending to be a hunter pleasure horse.
SFM wants to just be a babysitter instead.
|This job is much easier and much preferred, K thanks.|
Update on the injured rider. Sounds like she is stable, but will be hospitalized for an extended period of time. Much improved situation, I think. :)