Finally home safe and sound! I love going on the road but nothing beats coming home to my kitties. The first thing I did after unloading the horses was go see BooBoo and snuggle w his cute self. :)
It was a good day, despite waking up to a 16 degree windchill. We all bundled up as much as possible and headed down to the barn. The times were delayed by 1 1/2 hours because of the ice in the water jumps, but finally it was Monkee's turn. He warmed up super and then we went through our usual coaxing to get him into the start box. He has a fear of start boxes and it's very difficult to get him in one...so he left the box a few seconds late but boy did he make up for it. He flew around the course, jumping every fence like it was in the hunter ring. And man, what a gallop he has! He flew home with only a handful of time penalties and wasnt even breathing hard. He grabbed a chunk of his hoof but was otherwise perfectly unscathed and happy as a clam.
Ardy had a fabulous round and is absolutely ready for his move up to Intermediate in 2 weeks! He's such an exciting horse to have in the barn...everything is so easy for him. He's like a big fat pony in the barn, which makes it even more unbelievable the amount of ability he has.
So it was a good day and a great event overall. A positive outing for both boys before the season starts to really get going. :-D
I'm completely wiped out and headed for my warm bed, but had such a fun weekend! Wish me luck dealing w the bitter cold tomorrow! God Bless!