Well it certainly seems like I am on a roll. We have attended the last two Glanbrook Cadora Shows. The second show I showed in the Bronze Basic division. I figure I had better start at the beginning and learn what I am doing. This time we had to wear English show attire and braid Riva's mane. Ours was the first class of the day and our first ride time was 8:40. am! That was pretty early so I got to the barn about 5:30 and fed Riva who stayed in overnight and then braided.
My helper arrived and by then it was light so we hitched up the trailer and loaded Riva who was really not keen to go on. Didn't I say I had to work on that? Yes, well I didn't get time between shows so her loading had not improved. We arrived at the show and tacked up . Had a short warm up and then did our first test. Riva was a good girl and we had a good test except for one mistake on my part going past the letter and not doing as we were supposed to ....Did I say this was a learning experience ? Anyway we watched the other competitors and walked around till the next test. The second one went better and we completed the test with out error ( I had a caller this time). We certainly improved our scores from the last show and managed to get over 60 in both tests and got a 3rd for the second test. I was pleased that we had improved and like the comments the judge wrote so I can see what I need to work on. I need to figure out what a 20 meter circle is and again motivate Riva more although she was more forward than the last time.
Going home proved to be challenging as Riva decided she liked it there and wouldn't load. :( Not good and proved to be very frustrating. Yes we are now working on ground work and loading will be our priority before we go anywhere else!