On Saturday I called for a lesson and it was good so away we went. It had been so long that I wasnt sure how it would work out. I knew we were gonna do the flag cause its been forever and I wasnt really expecting much. But much to my surprise Jessie was really good. A little slow to stop on one end, but shes always that way going right and then tries to turn in, once I can get her to stop quick enough and stand straight she is so cool, she even had some draw when going left :)
Doug thought I fell of the face of the earth cause I hadn't been in so long so I told him Neil was sick and I got to do all the calving and then it was branding season. He got hurt as well and was off for a couple months and still a little sore so I am glad I didn't go any earlier than this. He actually competed in Calgary and got 3rd, I thought that was pretty good for coming back, but he said it was a good little horse, total show horse that's way better at a show than at home she loves it.
I also told him we had been moving cows and helping sort cows and he said that's good for her to do the same job in a different environment. And I mentioned she pulled a few calves at branding and was so good and I asked if she had ever been roped off and he said definitely not and so that was good she really was a good as I thought she was. He was quite surprised she was that good first few calves. I like I can use my show horse for more than just showing I always thought it was good for them but now I know it is.
We went to Strathmore afterwards and stopped at K & K Livestock and I got a new saddle pad. I knew I wanted one for a long time and I wanted to try the impact gel ones cause I heard how good they are and so that's what I got. Jst plain black and beige and I will mostly try to keep it for showing but I wanna use it a few times first to make sure I and Jessie like it.
Then we stopped for lunch and bought KFC for supper (and lunch on Sunday) and then headed home. Was a longer day than planned but it was good. I never thought of it till I was back home but I shoulda brought my iPad so I coulda got my friend to video, she like it cause then she can watch and video at the same time. Maybe next time I will do that.