Monday, August 24, 2015

Horse Show

OMG Shelby did SOOO WELL this weekend at her horse show in Marshall, TX! This was her first show where she rode ALL BY HERSELF! The first show she competed in back in May she competed in Lead Line, which is where she's lead by an older rider who walks beside her and helps guide the horse, but she still had to command the horse some. This time she competed in Walk/Trot, which is just that...she walks her horse, makes him trot, backs him up, stops him, & turns him around. I was a nervous wreck because she's never competed in this and she was the youngest there by far! The next youngest was 13! She had a blast and enjoyed every moment of it! She was excited to get to compete w/ her teammate, Caroline, too! They competed together in the 13 & under Walk/Trot class. Caroline & Shelby did awesome and represented Shaw Performance Horses sooo well! It was neat too because they both wore white :). Caroline competed in English and Western. Shelby competed in just the Western classes because we've yet to find an English saddle small enough :) haha... that's our next adventure :)
here she is w/ Caroline, and some other competitors, warming up...

Here's a recap of the weekend... 
OH and I left out that shelby won 1ST PLACE IN THE 18 AND UNDER (YES, 18!) Limited Youth Western Walk Trot class, 3rd place in the 14 & under Green Rider Western Walk Trot class & 4th place in the 13 & under Walk Trot class! :)
SPH is heading to saddle up and practice

Such a big boy with such a little girl

she's ready to do this! one proud daddy right there!

There she goes!

The judge was so intrigued by Shelby and kept asking her all sorts of questions and he only did that to her :)

class #2 ... there she goes...

haha.. had to "cheese" at her fans :)

she met the cutest little pony that was stalled by Badger. She said Rhett needs this pony...

She wants tact like this for Badger!
What an awesome weekend and event! Shelby is ready for her next show! We know what we need to practice on and work on. :) We LOVE being apart of SPH :)

Friday, August 21, 2015

1st week of 1st grade!

I cannot believe that today is the 5th day of 1st grade for our SheebeeShake! She has loved every day and said she never wants to leave 1st grade! :) Her teacher is FANTASTIC and she loves her classmates, making new friends, everything about 1st grade! I remember loving 1st grade too and to me, having an awesome teacher makes all the difference!

She's sooo happy that she and her BFF Joci are in the same school... Joci is LOVING 2nd grade and that's such a blessing and warms my heart!

Her folders and notebooks came in a couple days late but shelby is excited that her homework folder is one of her horse ones!

she forgot her lunchbox at school but was excited that I still had some of her Badger the horse bags from her bday party so she was excited to get to carry it in that!

It warms my heart that Magnolia Public Schools loves our baby like their own and the quality education is wonderful as well as the staff and teachers! Thank you MPS for teaching our baby!

A year in the life of Rhett

A year in the life of Rhett