(Recap post from show)
To review, I rode Walk Trot Test B and Training Test 2, both Hors Concours. My scores were 58% and 57%, and these were not great tests, with much tension from both Kachina and I. Despite it being a less than stellar performance, I wanted to buy photos both to support the show photographer, and because I wanted something to remember the first show that I organized.
All photos by The Buckin' Photographer, she more normally does rodeo photos but she did a great job capturing some nice moments at the dressage show.
Please excuse the hair, ain't no way I could run the show, ride in it, AND braid haha. Also I made a stupid mistake with my own hair, I was putting it up in a two step process that was different from usual, and I totally forgot to do step number two before sticking my helmet on!
|Trotting up center-line to start my first test|
(with my best "fake it 'til you make it" grin)
|First halt - nice and square, unfortunately nowhere near X|
(this was after she ran backwards and sideways off center-line)
|I love the look of her power and tail in this one, though I need to fix my hands and her neck|
|Getting some bend, which we couldn't do this time last year|
|Actually looking up and where we need to go|
|One of my favorite photos from the day|
|"We survived!" pats after the first test|
|I like this head shot, a soft eye is much harder to capture|
with Kachina's blue eyes, but I think this photo nails it
|This was during my warm up lap right before my second test,|
my smile is huge because I know we rocked the warm-up and
Kachina was going super well, if only I could've held it together
once the bell rang =P
|I needed one canter photo, this was the best one there was. Canter is hard y'all|
My homemade dressage letters visible in background
(duct tape on pylons for the win)