Izzy rarely gets to work with anyone else in the ring, so this warm up provided another first for him. At our first schooling show, I was the last rider before lunch so we warmed up on our own. This time, we showed in the middle of the morning so the ring was hopping with other horses. While he wasn't what anyone would call business-like, he listened and tried.
When Chemaine shared these photos on Facebook, she added this comment: When schooling the babies, all you look for is a few nice moments... here's one! Great riding today, Karen Sweaney! I love how Chemaine thinks. Stringing good moments together is what it's really all about. I love this last photo as it shows how much potential this boy really has.
To my delight, we had more than one or two good moments. As we continue to work, there will be fewer and fewer derp moments. We have another lesson and a schooling show in two weeks, and I can't wait to see what we will be able to do by then!