|Sarah on Neil Diamond|
|Jack kissing Neil Diamond|
The Howard County Fair set-up is really nice - lotsa shade trees around the ring and carnival rides, pig races, performances and ice cream too! Both kids rode today in the lead line class, then Sarah switched ponies and rode alone at at the walk and (sporadic, mostly sullen) trot. We didn't impress the fancy hunter people who came with their gorgeous and obedient show ponies in huge trailers... But we did have lots of fun with our farm ponies and brought home a few nice ribbons.
|Jack on Neil Diamond|
|Sarah on Lucky Duck|
|Sarah walk/trot on Neil Diamond|
Sarah was very pleased to be riding alone this year and has been hounding me since we left about the next show ~ "don't they have another one next week, mom?" Let's see, cleaning 2 sets of tack n ponies, washing show clothes, polishing boots, packing real clothes, baking cookies, making sandwiches n lemonade, remembering paperwork n camera n caring for all the farm critters extra early... Um, no, it wore me out and I think I might be getting sick. ~whimper~ Maybe when they can do more prep work themselves we'll travel more... Meanwhile there's a reason we only go once a year! Tonight, we'll all (ponies too) enjoy a nice bath and early bed!