I loved the easy quiet pace of the competition,
Jonah worked as a handler all weekend, tacking & grooming horses and leading them around. Hard work!
But the best part was watching the team ride.
In the intercollegiate equine program, you don't get any time on the horse before showtime. Minutes before they mount, they draw their horse. They then are led around by a handler for a few minutes.
The pattern is like a dance as they maneuver through the steps all the while paying careful attention to their posture, rhythm, and timing.
In a female dominated field, guys do really well. Jake's been blessed with a 1st,2nd, or 3rd ribbon each time.
|Red ribbon for this ride|
Being on the equestrian team has made him a better rider and given him experience that will last a lifetime.
O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.