“Uno” (to the right) is together with my other two horses, Langs Leuchstern and Bandido, going to compete with riders from 18 nations for the rest of the week.
He did a great job today – tomorrow there are 3 lucky riders who compete with him. I am sure he will do his very best for all of them!
The first competition took place at Flyinge. Stina Fridlund rode LA:3 with a very tired Uno. We were at the arena the evening before. He did not care at all, just worked very concentrated. We decided that he just needed a short warm up before the competition, but he became tired anyway. Not easy for him. He has just been ridden 10 months… They ended up at 8th place out of 20. That is good for beeing the first time and he hade a great experience which is most important.
Uno is now 6 years old and at his first Pay & Ride.
Stina did a good job guiding him through this new experience. At first, he became afraid of the judge table, but after a short moment, he did not care at all. Very much tension subsided and after a while he worked quite relaxed. This Pay & Ride was a great day for him to experience a show arena without pressure.
I am pretty sure he will fall asleep easily tonight!
Photo: Tilda Fridlund – thanks!