|charlie <3's this azalea tho. only the best for sir!|
It wasn't anything groundbreaking, but just more affirmation that Charlie's a green horse who is a little different each week. And that's meant in the best way possible - it's just hard to keep up with sometimes haha.
|i never get tired of watching this guy. never.|
I was also SUPER jealous of all my friends and other bloggers who actually made it down to see the action live and in person - can't wait to read all the inevitable follow up posts!
|this kid and pony have matching faces lol|
|keepin it classy around here|
|totally shattered. ugh.|
|clean up in aisle 3!!|
And sure this is "safety" glass, but it's still fucking glass. It still cuts skin (so say my poor fingers all covered in microcuts) and needs to be fully cleaned out. Esp the sponges and stuff - like, can you imagine sponging off your horse but accidentally raking a shard of glass across his back in the process? Or feeding him from a bucket with little teensy pieces of glass stuck to the bottom??
So yea. Lots of clean up happening. Oh well.
As much as I love my pretty blue show coat, it doesn't really pop on Charlie the way it had on Isabel. So I decided to branch out color-wise to what seems to be the new trendy hue: berry. Maybe this is more of a trend in show jumping, vs eventing or dressage, but whatever. I like it on bay.
|can he pull off the uber-long look? i actually think so!|
|the ears fit!|
|fun with friends|
We mostly just stuck to trotting and cantering around the terrain while everyone else schooled around - and I got to practice that whole "5th leg training" thing by trying to let go as much as possible while the horse navigated the ground on his own. It's honestly amazing how much better Charlie feels on his feet out there now compared to when I first got him haha. It's promising!
So who knows, maybe he'll grow into his outfits sooner than I expect? Lol..... Or maybe we'll just be the best-over-dressed set of fools parading around intro level eventing at starter trials. I'm cool with it either way ;)
Do you like to get dressed up for shows? Or do you feel like the level of pomp and circumstance should be commensurate with your level of training? Do you like to be matchy matchy in fun colors? Or do you prefer a more conservative look? I seem to flip flop on both sides of the coin apparently, haha.