It has been a while since I've done a Sunday Snapshot.
Yesterday we had beautiful weather. It was a great day for a horse show.
This was AK's first show of the season.
She was too sick for the first two shows. She was battling mono. She had every complication you can have with mono. She had mono related hepatitis and a swollen spleen.
She missed two weeks of school. She missed a month of ballet and
a month of horse back riding.
In fact she had only ridden Marshmallow twice before this show.
She felt a little unprepared.
We told her to just have fun!
She really wanted to do the show.
But for some reason she was very nervous which is unlike her.
We noticed she was very pale. She had no color in her lips.
She said she was fine.
She looked beautiful on her horse.
She competed in the first two classes.
This is a new division for her.
She is holding a second place ribbon in her hand but her face says it all.
Too much too soon!
She told her trainer she needed to get out of the ring.
She pulled out of the last class.
Poor girl was having a hard time breathing.
I think this was a combination of weakness from mono,
nerves from not riding much in the last month, and a new division.
Doesn't matter to us. She's still first place in our book.
She will have another chance to show in April and
she is hoping to back strong and ready to ride!
We love you AK!