Up again early- horses weren't quite so fresh today! Hee hee! Desi was more interested in having a snack than trying to kill me! So KBG and I walked our course again, while Lil Mama and Denesirita when up to their very early classes.
Desi was in a good mood, listening and attentive, a little sluggish, but not too bad- just right actually.
KBG went in tot he class first this time. Shirl did an awesome job once more. I was next. Desi picked up his feet, but he did a few good and loud 'tic's' and if you know trail classes you know that even one or two ticks can cost you a half point to a point. All and all I felt we had a better day than yesterday.
Finally our class placings were called. I was cleaning up in the barn aisle, and I heard Shirleys name called in second place. I DID not hear my name! Shoot! I thought I did pretty well! I must have DQ'd and not known! I obsessed all morning- what could I have possibly done to DQ that class? Did I take a step back? Did I mess up an obstacle?
Lil Mama had a fair day, she placed third and fifth- still in the running for a buckle. Our other friend Denesirita was placed 6th, Lin was 2nd in both her classes.
Finally the judges sheets were presented to the office. We all went up to check out our own sheets. In the trail placings I turned to Saturdays page, looked up my number and nearly fell over. I didn't DQ! I placed 4th!
Then I looked up the High Point Totals- KGB is in first place and I am in Forth!
So tomorrow is the hardest day. The horses are tired and cranky and everyone wants to go home. And the course designer has made tomorrows course a humdinger. There are all kinds of right angle turns and back ups. If I do well tomorrow I will be very surprised.
BUT- I am going to give it my best effort! I am going to put today behind me and not think about anything except the next obstacle.
So cross all your fingers and toes!
Do we win buckles or don't we?