Monday, August 31, 2009

SHOW OFF MONDAY

I am bragging about my 10 year old grandson, who has been taking riding lessons this summer. They had an exhibition for the parents and grandparents to show what they had learned. He won the trophy for his horsemanship knowledge. He competed against older kids when they were doing that part. His other award was showing that he completed Horsemanship I. He is going to continued to take lessons this fall. He demonstrated Western Pleasure, which he had a set pattern that he had to memorize. He really did a good job. His instructor has this palomino and Arabian that she gives lessons on and they are amazing how well they adapt to each of the students. There was 8 students all together.

We have found something that he really likes to do. They have homework just like school and it test their knowledge to how much they know about horses.
It was a very enjoyable evening ending with setting around a fire roasting marshmallows. His instructor only lives approximately 2 miles from them so they can be there in no time.
Have a great day.

4 comments:

The Chateau of Remnants said...

Thanks for sharing! What a cute Cowboy!!

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Renee

Melody said...

Good lookin Cowboy there! Ride em Cowboy.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Shirley! What a good thing that he found something he likes and that he is good at it. Good for him and the whole family for supporting him! My brother has been a "cowboy" since age 3 when he learned to ride. At over 50, he shares his passion with his daughter, who runs the horse business they own. Hope your cute cowboy continues to do well on his competitions!!!
Marcela

chris said...

Shirley, Sounds like your grandson is having fun and learning a lot about horses! How wonderful that you are able to enjoy it with him. You are an awesome Grandma!!
Tell him congratulations!!Way to go!!
Best wishes,
Chris