LOOK IT! SOONIE GOES FAST LIKE RICKY BOBBY! :-D
This is video from Soon's last win (Oct 10th, 2012). He was in the lower claiming/allowance ranks his whole career, so we won't blow things out of proportion, but that field made him look pretty freaking brilliant. I have another win video where he runs away with it as well. I saw some of this other races as well, good and bad ones, last place finishes and gutsy head to head victories. All in all, it's really cool to see him doing his thing on the track.
So there's another horse show this weekend, which I am not partaking in so I can save a little money for the upcoming move (says the woman who just posted about getting custom field boots...which will be AWESOME by the way!), but this does mean I get to dodge extra people and obstacles in the rings for the next three days. I don't mind sharing, but for the love of all things cute and furry, CALL YOUR FENCES and generally where you plan on going. It's not difficult, just give me a passing mention of your flightplan. If I'm trotting around and going to be near the oxer when you plan on being airborne, and I'm good at guessing but cannot read your mind, why not at least call it on the approach?
Oh well. At least it wasn't like every time I was at any large rated show, where schooling fences are claimed like kingdoms and every visit to the crowded warm up ring is an episode of Game of Thrones.
Meanwhile, Soonie was great undersaddle, and had a spa day afterward. He got a bath, got some manscaping done (pasterns, chin, bridlepath), and mane trimmed. He was supposed to get his teeth floated and some pre-shipping vet stuff done, but vet was running behind and my phone just elected to not take the vet office's multiple calls. So here are some adorable Soon photos because he is one hunk of a horsey.
|He quite literally fell asleep immediately after peeing. No joke.|
|It's tough being pampered and primped|
|GAH SO CUTE|