Friday, June 12, 2009

The Extreme Mustang Makeover has started!

We are finally here and settled in! It was a long drive, and poor Jenny had to drive it all on her own. I was feeling particularly ill and kept falling asleep as soon as we started driving. Sorry Jenny! We got to the expo fairgrounds yesterday afternoon and unloaded horses, tack and feed. Then we bathed and clipped the horses. After that, we had an opportunity to play in the In-Hand course arena with some of the obstacles. Sangria was great, and after going over the bridge multiple times, I went ahead and saddled her up. She was just as great under saddle as she was on the ground. There is a ton of commotion going on at the fairgrounds; other horses, people setting up booths, etc. It's going to be a long weekend!

This morning is the first competition - the 'In-Hand' and 'Conditioning' courses. After the trainer meeting last night, I am hopeful that my 'fat' mare won't score too badly in the conditioning course! :) I have been surprised at some of the horses' conditions. It seems like there are alot of them that have ribs showing and their topline showing. It will be interesting to see how these horses place. I know mine is definitely pudgy, but I'd rather she look like that than skinny!

Here are a few pictures from yesterday - will try to post again tonight or tomorrow with updated results :) Thanks for all of the support everyone!


  1. GOOD LUCK!!! Hope you guys have a great time! I'm sure you'll both do awesome!

  2. Good Luck!!! How exciting! The two of you have worked so hard and gone through quite a bit together. I'm anxiously watching the blog :D

    Congratulations to both of you for making it this far :)

  3. I wish I could be there to watch you and Sangria compete. I love this kind of stuff and it is exciting when you have someone you know to root for.
    Good luck to you guys.

  4. Absolutely terrific, she looks relaxed nad happy and beautiful. Much better a little overweight than ribby. I am so excited for you, can't wait to hear how she does in classes. Dang, I sure wish I was there!

    Go get 'em!

  5. Can't wait to hear how you did! Just remember, no matter what, you are already a winner. Coming back like you did was absolutely incredible and the majority of us would never be able to accomplish what you have.

    Kerrie in Selah