Take a fit CCI* pony, give her some time off for R&R, and then make her the lead pony for ponying a six year old on her own pony......does that sound like a recipe for disaster? I'll admit, at first I was hesitant, but Brylie REALLY wanted to have me take her on a trail ride, mounted, and Anneke was already on Lucy (who I thought might make a better lead pony than my four year old Mia). When I couldn't come up with a really good reason not to at least try (sans child, of course) and it worked quite well, I took Brylie out on Tara and it was FUN. And I think Farrah actually thought it was mildly entertaining. I was too busy watching Tara/Brylie to prevent Farrah from turning the trail ride into a never ending buffet at 4', so Farrah thought the whole thing was simply loads of fun. The leadline tow strap also provided Farrah with plenty of opportunity for her to reinforce to Tara that the Red Head is #1.
It is now July and time for Farrah to buckle down and go back to work. How to figure out a way to assist with the $$ for future shows/training/travel? Anyone want some embryos or have any other great sponsorship ideas? The fabulous Red Head needs some break out ideas to rejoin the competition fray; the bank of Beth is out of money. Any Eventing Pony Supporters out there or fundraising ideas for Lauren and I? Feel free to email us and let us know if you have a great idea to get this superstar eventing pony back in the competition arena and aimed at a Two Star!