First Show - Stetson Ranch Schooling, October 12, 2008

By October - 8 months after bringing Punkin home - I finally screwed up the courage to go back into showing. Found a little schooling show close to home. It was originally scheduled in June, but was postponed due to record heat. Saint Darian again trailered down to be my "chariot" - bringing her lovely Morgan mare, Starburst, to show with me for company and moral support. In keeping with the strangeness of my life, the hillsides just south of the show area caught on fire that morning, most of the attendees had to cancel due to evacuations, and the show was held to the drone of water dropping planes and helicopters going overhead. But we had a ball!

If nothing else we had a great view of some cool aerial firefighting.

Darian on Starburst warming up with us before our classes. It wasn't too hot but very dry!

Walking around outside the arena waiting for our first ride.

still capture from video) First ride, Intro 1.

still capture from video) First ride, Intro 1.

Chatting with the judge after our second ride, Training 1

Chatting with the judge after our second ride, Training 1

Leaving the arena with lots of love for my orange boy. GOOD JOB!