Timbit and Carter made their horse show debut together this past weekend. It was most likely their first and last show together since Carter has outgrown Timbit. They did a walk only dressage test and scored a respectable 72%.
I will give Timbit credit and say that he acted like a seasoned pro from start to finish. He self loaded on the trailer, didn’t peek at anything all day, confidently ate hay in his palatial horse show stall, paraded around the arena like a star, and generally acted as if he owned the show, the facility, and life itself. His horse show behavior did, by a very tiny amount, make up for the countless times he has bitten or kicked at me, Jason, Kate, the farrier, the vet and generally any full sized person.
Congratulations to Carter and Timbit on a first and last successful horse show.
Carter and Timbit heading to the show ring
We almost had a stowaway come along for the ride; Igor was very interested as I was loading tack in the trailer
Nothing was escaping Igor’s notice
He thoroughly inspected the horse area of the trailer as well
we could have longed Timbit in his horse show stall
trainer Kate assisting Carter with his tie
Last minute preparations; the expressions of both Timbit and Carter say, “I’ve got this”
I’m not sure if Timbit or Carter has the bigger smile
they stole the show on cuteness alone
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