Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Every Moment of Youth, part 2

Saturday, my mom and I again went to the Youth Nationals Arabian show. We saw the Arabian Native Costume, English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Equitation, all  the usual stuff, except for this class, Lead Line, ages 2-4. This has to be my new favorite class!



I didn't know English saddles came that small!



This little princess was waving to everyone!

She was a doll!

Look at the concentration on her face!



No, this is not the same little girl in the next several photos. 





There were three of them! They were showing their boredom by this time, waiting for the announcement of the winners.

The computer broke so they couldn't tally points. As a result, all the contestants won!Look at the rose and teddy bear garland they got! And the ribbon is almost bigger than they are. 

As is often the case with Arabian show classes, there was some added excitement when one of the horses spooked at the end gate. Mom was a quick thinker and grabbed her little girl as the horse bolted away. That is exactly why this class is "Lead Line".  


The horse was quickly caught and they all left.



Later I saw the triplets walking past and snapped a quick photo. Notice how long the ribbon is! It's fastened to her back collar. Cute!!!


Every moment of Youth - song: Ballad of the Adventurers, artist: David Bowie, album: Baal

10 comments:

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Great pictures. It's such fun to see little ones on a horse. That's why I enjoy volunteering at Galloping Grace Youth Ranch.

Dan

fernvalley01 said...

Great pics , and nice to see the kids out. Yay for the wide awake mom too!

Jo Castillo said...

Ah, this is wonderful. Thank you. A smile today! That would be my favorite, too.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Start 'em young, eh? lol!

Those tiny saddles are so cute! Almost as cute as the kids. Loved the Asian triplets, too.
I'm glad the Mom grabbed her daughter before the horse dumped her and she was hurt. That must have been scary.

~Lisa

Grey Horse Matters said...

I think they look adorable. Just wish their parents or whoever is in charge would make these little ones wear helmets. I mean what are they thinking, that if they fall off they won't hit their heads and get hurt? I hope they pass a rule about protecting their little brains.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

The length of the neck on that runaway horse is impressive.

Breathe said...

Triplets?! Where's Mom's ribbon!?

Fantastyk Voyager said...

I know, right? I remember seeing them at an Arabian show last year. They were all sleeping in their stroller. Precious!

Cara said...

8-)

Mikey said...

How amazing! These kids are everywhere! Thanks for pointing that out, what a funny thing, we both have them on our blogs :)