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Rebecca

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My friend Rachael came over yesterday afternoon to work with the girls. She is going to be showing Covergirl for me at a few shows this year because Covergirl and Kassie will be in a lot of the same classes.


We took a TON of pictures, we still need to work on obstacle a lot more, I'm hoping Covergirl can do an obstacle class later in the summer. She is fairly good with everything but the teeter-totter!


Oh, and we obviously haven't gotten around to making our own obstacle stuff, we just use what we have, hey, it works!


Covergirl steps onto the teeter.... hesitantly



...decides she doesn't like it



She jumps off, taking Rachael with her



Next, ground tying, with the added temptation of grass :DOH!



We got her to stay still for a while, good girl!!!!!!!!



Next we did some jumping, I ran with her a bit because she tries to take advantage of Rachael sometimes


Starting small....



And this is realllllly big for my lil' girl, I was so proud when I saw this picture! Airborne!!!!!!!



Not a great pic of Kass, but she just pops right over these!



And a few candids from the afternoon.....





If you saw this girl a year ago you would not recognize her at ALL! Covergirl was our rescue and she's come incredibly far!


And advice/input on obstacle and jumping is welcome!

Thanks for letting me share!!!!!!!!


~Rebecca
 

The Simple Life Farm

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I LOVE obstacle, it is my favorite class!!!!

If you are having issues with the teeter-totter, try a smaller tube, so it won't rock as much. Then gradually build-up to the larger post. I would encourage her to take one step, stop for a few seconds, take another step, stop, another step, stop ........ This may help her feel more confident.

Good luck with your girl...she is very pretty.
 

Rebecca

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They look good! What shows are you going to this year in NH??
I'm doing the NbarH shows and basically anything else I can find!
I'll be at Deerfield in the fall as well.

The Simple Life Farm- I hadn't even thought of a smaller pole, I'll try it. It seems so small to me but the girls think it's a giant monster!


Thanks all!
 
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