Fancy Pony walked around like she owned the place.
In the breed showcase, we demonstrated with Western Pleasure, Country English Pleasure, Hunter/Jumper (spectators dopn't know the difference), Native Costume, and Mounted Archery - all on Arabian horses!
The ring was set up with 3 jumps for me (one was a skinny - wahoo!), and 4 targets for the mounted archery. The 2 horses in front of me looked at the targets like they were monsters!!
I resolved not to acknowledge them.
In we went, and as we headed down the line, Fancy Pony started giving the targets the hairy eyeball! So, I asked her to trot on down the rail... She focused a little. I asked for a canter. She focused a little more... I pointed her at a jump, and the targets ceased to exist for her. She had settled down to business!
Of course, we were doing the same demonstration all 3 days, but I tried to keep Twinkle Toes from getting bored. We rode S-curves where we could, and we both loved showing off over the skinny jump!
|Can you see the butterfly on my breeches?|
According to my husband, the jumping portion of our demonstration was a crown favorite!
And when we made our final laps, I couldn't resist a princess wave to the crowd as we trotted down the rail....
|Unconcerned about the short spot, she is!|