Granddaughter #1 competed in her first horse show today. She brought home a fourth place, a first place, and a third place. This is the horse she is working this summer to buy. Her other horse injured her leg and had to go to the horse ER last week.
During the years I owned horses, I did my fair share of doctoring injuries. The worst was when a yearling filly got to running at night. The adult horses galloped through from one pasture to the other. The yearling went through the barbed wire. I had to keep her and my mare in a stall for a solid month while I doctored the filly twice a day.
My granddaughter had been trying to decide which horse to ride today, but the accident made the decision for her. This four year old mare (Quarter Horse & Arabian mix) did a fine job for her first outing. (Click to enlarge photos.)