This could be why:
|Blue skies, farms and cornfields. Bye-bye stress.|
We've been having a blast together. We had loads of good conversations and laughs on the 4 hour drive out. I love hanging with the Boy - our senses of humor are very similar and we are both okay either spending time together or giving each other space when necessary.
One of the highlights of the drive out? Electric Avenue!! Now I know where it is! Pennsylvania!
|We're gonna rock down to....|
|James rocking the braided look|
|Does Charles Owen offer this model?|
The first day we got organized and Noah had a lesson, then we hung out and watched some of the others show. Today (Day 2) was Noah's first actual show day. It was sunny and gorgeous when Noah took James out for his morning hack, but as we got closer to his class, things got ominous. Just as we were ready to go to the ring all hell broke loose. The show organizers got on the loudspeaker and order everyone back to the barns and told us to lower the tent flaps. Thunder and lightning shook the tents, making James uneasy, so we stayed with him. Luckily the storm lasted only about 35 minutes, but they were pretty intense minutes. When the storm front petered out a bit, we hurried to the ring so the class could be run before the skies opened up again.
|Batten down the hatches|
Noah and James did well. Noah had a GPS issue in the first class, which was a shame as they were doing so well. It began to rain in the second round, so that was not quite as smooth but they wound up pinning third. By the time they did the hack it was raining a bit stronger and James was not pleased. He held himself together, but his handsome face showed he was not happy about the situation. Despite that they got fifth. Noah was not thrilled with his riding, but he was happy to have spent so much of the day with his horse.
And now I'm ready to crash face-first into my bed. This horse-showing stuff ain't easy. ;)