This weekend was our local dressage chapter's annual late-winter show (cleverly named "Bears Above the Ground"). I went in this afternoon and volunteered for a few hours as show arena gate person, which gave me the opportunity to snap some photos of the wide variety of equines competing.
From the big
to the small;
the expected breeds
(what happened to the photo of the Friesian I thought I downloaded?)
and the "alternative breeds."
There were even a couple of mules!
(This girl, who completed earlier, had to stand near the gate to watch her girlfriend go, or else.)
From top to bottom: Shire/Oldenburg cross; pony; warmblood; thoroughbred; Arabian; Morgan; and, of course, the mules.
After playing "ringside judge," I went home and had the best ride yet on Larry. Progress!