Banner Design by Maria McKenna - Click for Home
Click for Home
 
 

Go Back   New Rider Message Board > Disciplines > Showing

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 31st Mar 2012, 02:57 PM
Thyme & Me Thyme & Me is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,470
First Show - PICS!

First show, first time plaiting, first time in a trailer with another horse (and 3rd time ever...).... all happening for Thyme today! Plaiting was a nightmare but we got there in the end (Sort of). I spent all night dreaming about bloomin' plaits!!

This was all about giving Thyme the experience of travelling and of being in a show environment. The actual 'in the ring' bit was the least important bit, really. I entered her into a 2-3 year old in hand class.

She travelled really well and coped with lots of horse lorries coming and going and horses everywhere. She even managed to cope with her field & travelling pal doing a working hunter class in the next ring at the same time as her without neighing at her constantly

Anywhere, here she is in all her spiffed up glory....Not sure why I am looking quite so worried!


DSC01671 by Team KP Nut, on Flickr


DSC01675 by Team KP Nut, on Flickr

She was very well behaved in the ring. Super proud mum!

DSC01680 by Team KP Nut, on Flickr


Ooh look it's a blue one...
(There were only 2 of us in the class. Shhhhhhhh)


DSC01695 by Team KP Nut, on Flickr


DSC01703 by Team KP Nut, on Flickr

I do know she is a bit thin. She dropped weight when she arrived as she just wouldn't eat Had (has) ad lib haylage and Conditioning Cubes - and she's picking up again now.

Love my lovely Thyme

Last edited by Thyme & Me; 31st Mar 2012 at 03:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 31st Mar 2012, 03:02 PM
Dizzy Woo's Avatar
Dizzy Woo Dizzy Woo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dorset
Posts: 1,838
There is a real look of satisfaction on your face on the last pic - well done to you and to Thyme - she looks lovely
__________________
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 31st Mar 2012, 03:02 PM
happyhacker101's Avatar
happyhacker101 happyhacker101 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: scotland
Posts: 6,831
Well done
__________________
Never confuse ambition and ability
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 31st Mar 2012, 04:14 PM
shaka's Avatar
shaka shaka is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Manchester
Posts: 5,344
Well done and what a pro she is turning out to be!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 31st Mar 2012, 04:34 PM
newforest's Avatar
newforest newforest is offline
Educated By Equines
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 14,028
Horse looks so chilled out, that is nice to see in a youngster. Glad wet enjoyed the day. All great experience.
__________________
TREELESS SADDLES Treeless Saddles, Tried and Tested
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 31st Mar 2012, 06:32 PM
juliecwuk's Avatar
juliecwuk juliecwuk is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wolverhampton
Posts: 6,715
oh wow so glad it all went rather uneventfully lol! and Thyme is just soooooo beautiful!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 31st Mar 2012, 08:13 PM
KarinUS's Avatar
KarinUS KarinUS is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Texas
Posts: 13,144
good grief lady. you are moving at lightning speed! lol
What's next month? The Olympics?

Well done and congrats!
__________________
The harder I work, the luckier I get.--Sam Goldwyn
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.--Robert Anthony
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 1st Apr 2012, 01:59 PM
Gillydaydream Gillydaydream is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 247
Congratulations on having such a good first trip out!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 1st Apr 2012, 02:17 PM
OwnedbyChanter's Avatar
OwnedbyChanter OwnedbyChanter is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,700
Well done and what lovely experience for Thyme how posh do you both look.
__________________
Chanter you not only filled the gap in my life but you completely took it over....
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 1st Apr 2012, 02:25 PM
Nookster's Avatar
Nookster Nookster is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Scotland
Posts: 7,186
Brilliant start for you both - massive congrats and the main thing is you both had fun!

I really want to straighten out your collar tho
__________________
Rockhill Sundance 17th April 1991 - 7th June 2007
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 1st Apr 2012, 02:27 PM
eml's Avatar
eml eml is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 11,734
OOH I was there too yesterday (Beaver Hall) We were attached to the TB that forgot it was an EX racehorse and was intent on demonstrating how naughty it could be!! Lovely show place..we take all our projects there for their first outing
__________________
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 1st Apr 2012, 02:46 PM
Thyme & Me Thyme & Me is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,470
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nookster View Post

I really want to straighten out your collar tho
Oh god I looked SUCH a mess! Thyme and her pal (doing working hunter) were tied up outside the trailer and she was fine so everyone went with the other horse when she went to her working hunter class. And Thyme went loopy! Pulling back, neighing, shaking her head - ALL her plaits came undone So I had to get changed in 1 minute flat, didn't tie my hair back or tuck shirt in and then lead her round till our class started. Oh dear.

Winner of our class was in full make up and wearing a long red jacket & dress. We made quite a contrast!!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 1st Apr 2012, 06:35 PM
Lemme Lemme is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: East Yorkshire
Posts: 3,702
Well done to you both on your first show together thats the hard bit over, you can now relax and look forward to the next one - it will be easier - I didn,t sleep properly for days before our first one - then wondered what all the worry was about...... nice pics - take heart from all the positives and work on anything that needs tweaking, looking forward to the next show pics and results ,
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 1st Apr 2012, 06:47 PM
Mary Poppins's Avatar
Mary Poppins Mary Poppins is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 7,428
Well done. Sounds like you had a great day out and Thyme was a star.
__________________
Aiming for both Ben and myself to be much slimmer. We are in this together!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 1st Apr 2012, 07:45 PM
Nookster's Avatar
Nookster Nookster is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Scotland
Posts: 7,186
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charlie & Me View Post
Oh god I looked SUCH a mess! Thyme and her pal (doing working hunter) were tied up outside the trailer and she was fine so everyone went with the other horse when she went to her working hunter class. And Thyme went loopy! Pulling back, neighing, shaking her head - ALL her plaits came undone So I had to get changed in 1 minute flat, didn't tie my hair back or tuck shirt in and then lead her round till our class started. Oh dear.

Winner of our class was in full make up and wearing a long red jacket & dress. We made quite a contrast!!
aww bless i can imagine the stress you would have been under - sometimes horses don't make it easy for us!
You've done a brilliant job so be proud as mentioned it will get easier
__________________
Rockhill Sundance 17th April 1991 - 7th June 2007
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nelsons 2nd show and Coco's 3rd show PICS!! gemsy Showing 4 12th Aug 2009 02:21 PM
Show report **Pics** Ffosyffin Show, great scenery! punxmafia General 5 29th Jun 2008 07:17 PM
SHow me your cob pics :) Emerald_city General 72 29th Aug 2007 12:20 PM
My wee baby's first ever show.. IPS show.. pics and vid! xx.Elle.xx Showing 7 25th Apr 2007 11:20 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:37 AM.

Site Links

Site Home
Classifieds
Competition
Holidays
Riding Schools
Kinder Way
Dictionary
Starting Out
Western
Side-saddle
Library
Other Bits
Advertising
Contact Us

 
New Rider
Newsletter

Join our newsletter list here

 
 

The must-have DVD for horse owners! Understand your horse better & communicate more effectively.
 

At Court Equestrian an ABRS Riding School near Worcester

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © New Rider 2009  
Although the administrators and moderators of New Rider will respond to keep objectionable or abusive messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and the owners of New Rider will not be held responsible for the content of any message. Please report any objectional posts to us and we will respond as soon as possible.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
The owners of New Rider reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.