Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jasper's not gonna know what hit him...

Jessica and Cardi at the jog in LA at the Festival of the Horse.

We head to Yelm tomorrow to train with Jessica Wisdom for 2 months. And by train I mean work. Jasper, my 3 birds and I are being picked up around 9 in the morning to make the trip to the wrong side of the mountains. Poor little guy has no idea. Every time I go to the barn he's doing dead horse. Although he completely blew a gasket today when his 20-something-something neighbor got taken out for a trail ride. The world as he knew it was coming to an end. Well, buddy...

The dressage shows in Los Angeles and Sacramento went well. Cardi the PSG & I1 Welsh pony was a star and the two 4-year-olds were very well behaved. It was a long time to be on the road and I don't know if I'm exactly cut out to be a show groom, but well worth the experience and I'm glad I went. Jessica is a true professional. Honestly the highlights of the whole thing were Cardi's musical freestyles. If Jessica posts one I'll link it. He won at the I1 level in Sacramento with a score in the high 60's. Oh, and the sushi place we went to in Sacramento was worth the trip. AMAZING sushi. I think I'd fly to Sac just to go back there.

Day one was a 12 hour drive. We followed Kari and Rick all the way to LA. Here we go by Mt. Shasta.

LA with 6-horse trailers? Egads.

Day two was about 10.5 hours. Finally made it.

Cardi the super pony.

The very handsome 4-year-old stallion Diamond.

4-year-old Rio warming up for her test.

Puh-leeeeeeeeeeaaaaase can I have a taste of your camera? I won't hurt it I pwomise...

Guenter Seidel and U2

Rick and Kari and their tiny little horses after a trail ride hack.


EvenSong said...

What an adventure! Both the LA trip (I learned to drive on those freeways, and hate them still) and Jasper's coming "enlightenment." Can't wait to hear more about your trip to the wet side.

allhorsestuff said...

Neat O!!! Loely shots of some beaUtiful and athletic horses---and ponies!
Can't wait for MORE!!!