Brandi Thiessen and Trisha Willsher have been recruited to campaign the stallions in hand and driving this summer. We have a full show season planned. Marshhaven Farm welcomes Trisha’s 5 year old daughter Kaylee to our show team, as she will be showing Kristull Jehani Texas Lady in both junior showmanship and lead line classes.
It’s not often you find a five year old mare and a five year old child that click, but so far these two seem to get along, especially under the watchful eye of mom. It’s quite entertaining watching Trisha “tuning the pony in” on a 14″ saddle.
The attention span of 5 year olds, horses or humans is not quite a full day of showing.
The dynamic duo had their debut in the ring this past Sunday at the Hasting Lake Riding Club show. Adorable would be an understatement.
As the pony’s owner I dont’ know if I enjoyed watching Kaylee in the ring, or mom’s reaction to the showmanship class. Trisha was so focussed on Kaylee, she didn’t see how much the judge liked Texas. As the placings were called in reverse order the look on Trisha’s face was a study in how am I going to tell her “you don’t win everytime”. But Kaylee came out of the ring with a red ribbon, the first time in!
It didn’t take her long to get the hang of showing. At the end of the lead line class, all the entrants were declared winners and told to collect their first place ribbons at the outgate. Kaylee was almost in tears, as they didn’t call her number.
In any case the unpredictable weather we have been experiencing held off and it was a great day for showing horses.
Here are the pictures. Have a look and decide for yourself if “too cute” does not apply.