Lily’s first horse show

Lily participated in her first-ever horse show today. Now, it’s not a very formal horse show, more so an intro to the idea of what horse shows are like, but I am so proud of her for choosing to compete. She has done ~10 weeks of group lessons on these ponies, and has definitely had her ups and downs with riding–literally and figuratively. Even after getting thrown off a spooked pony and bounced around on an itchy pony, she has chosen to get back in the saddle. I don’t know if she’s going to choose to continue riding or not, and it doesn’t matter much to me either way, I’m just proud of the effort she has put into this and that she was able to show off what she has learned.