Loading, and hauling, Joy went without a hitch. We even stopped at the gas station to pick up ice on the way to the show. Joy was perfect in the trailer. It was cute though, she saw Bob walking back to the truck with the ice and she whinnied at him.
We got to the show and I was so nervous about unloading her that I almost wanted to quit right there. Heart jumping out of my chest. Joy was vibrating like a top and screaming her fool head off. I was scared…
We got her off and for the first time ever I used a chain on her.
The pony was a powder keg.
Luckily i had a friend there to offer advice and moral support.
I walked Joy around for a few minutes, and once Joy figured out that the place was filled with other horses she settled right down.
I lunged her for a bit. She was “Up” but sane.
And then I got on…
Yeah… That’s Joy not giving a shit about anything, acting like an old pro at all this.
Best pony ever!!
So we entered 2 walk/trot classes.
I was on my own game plan. Just having fun. Weee!
To my utter shock, we won both the classes! Ha!
What a fantastic pony.
Oh, and she loaded up like a dream and rode superbly to come home.
Definitely a show pony in the making.
I’m so thrilled with how well she did.
Next weekend we have our first lesson. I can’t wait!