Our first official horse trials was definitely a trial. Some things went better than I had expected. Some things went worse. Way worse.
I’m too emotionally and physically exhausted to give the full rundown right now. In summary, it was ugly but we got it done. We did not get eliminated and completed all 3 phases with a score. In fact we even brought home a brown ribbon for eighth (last) place. So technically we achieved my goal for the year. As to my goal for the event for both Hemie and I to have fun…well I keep going back and forth on whether I think it was achieved. And for a goal like that, if you have to think about the answer, then that means that answer is no.
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