Saturday, September 21, 2013

"A Blue Ribbon Day"

Oberon - Full of tests, tricks and a heart of Gold
A Blue Ribbon Day

It was a summing up
kind of day,
of hours spent
collecting, posting,
diagonals, leads,
shoulders back,
thumbs up, heels down,
look, leg, lead
(don't forget... smile!)

September is a time
to celebrate achievements, 
wrap up a season's progress, 
teamwork, companionship.

Our Oberon, full of fun,
tricks, and a heart of gold...
or is that blue?

by Margaret Bednar, September 21, 2013

A Blue Ribbon Day
Warming up... Oberon not wanting to "collect",
my daughter light of hands and patient.
 It was an overcast day, but that kept things a bit cooler.  It is still rather warm here in North Carolina and very green - trees don't show any hint of color yet - and it misted for part of the day - didn't rain until after we were done with our classes.   My daughter has come a long way in her riding, and Oberon is a pony with a wonderful mind - doesn't do anything dangerous, but will test her to see if she knows what she is doing.  Being a pony, he is always looking for an easy way out of work ;)

They were in 6 classes.  Placements:  1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and two 5ths (one was 5th out of a class of 15!).  Classes were all good sizes, but she did place 5th of 5th in her first pattern class - and he took the wrong lead cantering - but we can work on that for next year.  All in all, a great day.

Linked with Poets United "Poetry Pantry #168"

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome!

Kathryn said...

Sounds like a great day, congrats to your daughter.

Brian Miller said...

nice...it sounds like a great day and a great showing...so cool when all that hard work pays off as well....celebrate it! congrats!

Mary said...

What a glorious achievement for you daughter, Margaret. So nice that you were able to celebrate her achievements this September. Love the photos as well as the poetic (and other) details.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a wonderful childhood she is having - a girl and a horse is such a perfect combination!!!!! Oberon sounds like a horse with great heart.

rudyan said...

congratulations on the performance - & a heart of gold will make up for a lot of faults :)

Sumana Roy said...


celebration time........

Lisa Gordon said...

This is wonderful, Margaret!!
Oberon is beautiful, and so is your "little" girl!

Fireblossom said...

Yay, Oberon! Don't let them make you work too hard now! ;-)

girlwiththepen1118 said...

She's beautiful ~ as is her mom! Oberon is such a unique name, reminds me of heights and wind, castles. A fine sum-of-a-day! Congratulations ~ Debbie

rallentanda said...

Oh but Margaret...those horses have such big teeth!:)

Ginnie said...

I love that "we can work on that for next year!" HA! There's always next year. But for a pony, you can all be very proud!