April,Bryan,Diane, and Karen over nighted at our house.When Bryan,April and Diane arrived with the 31 foot trailer my mom told them to circle around the circle so they could come back and park.As they were going around the circle we heard a big crash.Mom said,"I hope they didn't run into the mailboxes!"Sure enough the 3 mailboxes at the circle were smashed.Not completely smashed but in rough shape.Our neighbors were nice and said they'd take care of the boxes(Even though bryan said he'd pay for them.)The next day Kahlua ,my mom and I went with Karen/Tripp, Diane /Cochise, April/Nevada and Brian/Zip to do the ACTHA ride in St.Louis. It was great.The first obstacle wasgoing through vines and trotting off over logs,Kahlua hesitated at first then she went right through!On the second obstacle we had to trot over caveletes(little jumps)and canter off on the right lead after it.Kahlua trotted the caveletes fine but there was hardly enough room to canter off.My mom said she heard someone say i got a few strides in but i didn't think so.The third obstacle wasthe bridge. Kahlua went right on the bridge.Then on the fourth obstacle Kahlua and I trotted through barrels and did a flying emergency dismount while she was still walking(Don't worry it was part of the obstacle.) Anyways the fifth obstacle was dragging a log which she did great and the sixth was side passing over to the rain slicker and putting it in front of and behind the saddle.I don't know if we side passed but i was actually surprised when Lua and I placed 2nd overall the Juniors! We got a $25 gift card to walmart and some ACTHA bucks! Diane and Cochise did great!She made Cochise do some obstacles even horses with 4 years of training wouldn't do!Karen was riding Tripp for the first time for a while and she did good too! Even if Tripp and her Did not complete a obstacle she always had a big smile on her face! Of course April and Brian did amazing!They are seasoned pros!
Kahlua got a boyfriend yesterday!!! They shared a hay bag and Kahlua never put up a fuss with him!(Its unusual for Lua because she never likes geldings or any type of male horse!)The dashing young horse was Tripp!And when Lua left they kept whinning to each other!It was sooo cute!)
Well thats all for now folks!haha! I gots to get packing for the EMM! I am nervous Yet excited!I hope to see a lot of people there!