Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bad Form, Storm!



My niece showed my Morgan horse, Storm, last weekend. She has shown my Arab, Mr. Dee, western for 5 years or so and now has switched to English with Storm. It's a whole new game but she's learned quickly... plus she's a great little rider.
Storm and Courtney did a great job! They're 2 for 2 with judges coming out and remarking that they make a great pair. It's true. They are both very focused, get the job done sort of personalities. Neither get rattled, or upset. And they're both smart with great work ethics. A good match indeed. So I was very proud when they earned Reserve Champion in their division!
And then I saw a major difference between the two....

Courtney accepted the honor graciously. She thanked the judge and her competitors.

While Storm on the other hand......



Bad form, Storm. Bad form indeed.

9 comments:

Courtney said...

That's great. I love getting candid shots like that.

Nancy said...

Did you just slip that horse a mint???? Courtney and Storm look awesome! I wish i could have gone and been your photographer, but we had our nephew's graduation party - damn! Maybe next time!

Mala said...

Courtney - Oh that's not candid... it's chronic. Wait and see tomorrow. By the way, nice to see you here! I'm totally envious of your chipmunk-hunting awesome-ness!!!

Nancy - No! No mints in sight! He's just got poor sportman...errrr, horsemanship!
Next show is July 25th. Bring a lawn chair and lots of sunblock!

Mala said...

By the way, please take my word that Storm is a very handsome horse despite the fact that he always seems to be caught with his tongue out... and in that first picture, looks like a pot-bellied pig. Photogenic, he is not.

Samsmama said...

HA! That is hilarious!!!

jennybean79 said...

Mala,

That's wonderful, and Storm is adorable. Go Morgans!!

I read your blog and just love it!!

Bev said...

Woohoo! Go Courtney! Of course, I credit her amazing and talented riding coach for her success!

Oh, and Storm... Pppppffffbt back at'cha!

Harmony said...

Congrats to you Niece and Storm.

Love that photo, it made for a great morning laugh. Thanks for that.

Mala said...

Samsmama - tongues + animals= hilarity
Jenny - nice to have you here. I've had Morgans all my life, my Mom has also had them all her life.
Bev- ahhhh, thank you. At least I didn't get bitched at for her *only* getting reserved champion this time.
Harmony - Thanks. I could probably start a blog just on all the wonky things my animals do. We're sort of the magnet for "special" animals.