Well. Ok. Competing might be a strong word. The first one - his first playday - he was dead last in everything, with runs somewhere around 3-4 times as long as the winners. lol But he's trying! He's getting better at it!
The usual format for these playdays is poles (which we keep missing), barrels, spur (run through cones on one side of the arena, loop around a pole, run out through cones on the other side), and the bootlace. I'm pretty convinced that the bootlace is evil. Or the organizers are, because they put it last so all the horses are used to sprinting back to start after spinning around things.
|Look at this thing.|
|One day, I will figure out why sometimes his spots are purple when I take pictures.|
|I love the dust on this one.|
|Scary stallion coming through, y'all.|
|I was cracking up when I was editing this one - you'd never know she did the entire pattern in a beautiful hunter lope.|