When you're a 10 year old girl,
there's not a lot of things that are much more fun than a horse show.
Hanging around with horsey people.
Making new friends and loving on the ponies.
Getting some last minute instruction
and dodging all of the people as you warm up.
It's so much fun that even the horses have something to smile about.
But someone forgot to tell this lady how much fun she was having. ;)
Those early morning start times can catch up with you.
And the judges...
they take things so seriously!
(ummm... you think she noticed me? ooops.)
Even learning the courses can be fun.
You just have to decide whether you are going to go around the standards or take a flying leap!
Remembering is the hard part.
Or, maybe, waiting your turn is even harder.
Of course, the whole hot and sticky thing isn't all that pleasant.
But it's so worth it in the end!