April 28th, Christina, Reed and I loaded up the equines, (two horses and my mule) and headed down to Lake Waccamaw for the the High Cotton Obstacle Challenge.
I first must explain Team Manure Life! Reed came up with the idea after seeing tons of stickers for SALT LIFE, a clothing line of beach wear that has become so popular that people place stickers on their car, stating that they love going to the beach! Reed designed a neat log with a manure fork in the place of the F in life! We all wore our t-shirts on Saturday and decided that we were a team!! Turned out we were a team to be reckoned with this weekend!
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We had a great show and the course was as challenging as ever! Seven and I made it through the tight cones with eggs on top and ended up winning the in-hand class! Christina got second place! In the under saddle classes Christina again won Second in the Green Horn Class. Reed got a third in the Novice class. In the Maters Class Seven and I had a few problems and with competition so tight we got 3rd, with Christina beating us in 2nd place! AWESOME!
That night we had a great meal, thanks to the crock pot and had a nice visit from Tollie and Aimee. Reed set up her tent and we all snuggled in for a good sleep. Poor Reed did not get any sleep! There was a VERY Stinky dog that kept coming near her tent and then a fox that was running around making loud screaming sounds and then kept approching the dog.
We got loaded and on the road by 7:30AM, very impressive for us! Headed toward Denton for the Trail Obstacle Race at the Double G Ranch. We had another great day! The competition was again stiff and Seven and I had lost our mojo. Not sure where it went, we did the course but not with out usual enthusiasm, we also had some trouble on the teeter totter. This got us 4th place, but still in the money! Christina was 5th place, right behind me, and Reed was thrilled to have jumped all three pile jumps at a trot and lived!
We were very hot, sunburned and tied but very happy with our winnings and performances for the weekend. We headed to Taco Bell, where Seven bought is dinner, and then headed home!
Here is the video from Seven's In-Hand class:
Here is the video from our ride at Denton: