Every Horse Mom’s Dream

If you ride and show horses and have a kid, then you will know what I mean here….but I just hit the holy grail. That’s right…my daughter is now an expert show groom. You just can’t get any better than that!

Dino had his first show of the season today. He did fine, but that isn’t what has me so excited. Kelsey actually offered to braid Dino! And, she did a REALLY good job. Add to that that the fact that she accompanies me to the horse show. She helps groom and tack up. She checks ride times and scores and does everything you would expect from a professional groom. Yep, I couldn’t be happier!

Seriously, this professional grooming service almost beats the fact that Dino made is 2nd level debut today and he won the class! He also pulled a first and second in his first level classes. He beat a couple of trainers (one who trains with an Olympic medalist). So I am pretty happy with Dino’s progression. He is still only 5. We have a long way to go, but we are inching along. Now would be a good time for us to start attending some clinics or work with an upper level coach. If you have ideas/recommendations, send them my way… It’s been years since I have had any coaching. I need to get back in the habit!




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