The main purpose of our trip was to watch Teresa's friend and barn owner, Michael, compete in the CHP Horse Trials with his horse, Guinesss.
Happily, they were both in fine form...
and made short work of the cross country course.
Naturally, we didn't leave as soon as their ride was over. Instead, we stayed and watch the rest of the class.
We studied the obstacles...
and the tack, making note of what was there...and what wasn't.
I probably know enough about the cross country phase of eventing to stand me in good stead for the rest of my life in regards to model horse performance showing.
Still, every time I go to an event, I see and learn something new.
Getting up close and personal with real competition horses is one of the single best ways to improve your performance entries.Take a camera, take a friend and spend a day really paying attention to what's going on.
There's no better way to learn.
Thanks for hanging out with me again, Teresa. Can't wait to do it again!