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    Willy's First Competition

    Willy did his first dressage competition today and while he settled well early some trotters (horse and carts) were training over the next paddock. The first test did not go well but he got through it. He was last but learned a lot.

    We managed to settle him for the second test and he was a little star coming equal first with a very high score.

    Willy's First Competition

    Portrait of a rising star.

    Willy's First Competition

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    Re: Willy's First Competition

    Peter

    With that portrait you've captured what I would call the 'character' of the horse. You can almost hear it saying, "Thank you. Yes I am wonderful".

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    Re: Willy's First Competition

    Thanks Donald. He is a special friend. I have been handling him since he was 6 months old.

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    Re: Willy's First Competition

    Congrats to Willy, his rider and trainers. That is an excellent report from a first show! Lovely, lovely photographs, too

    Myra

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    Re: Willy's First Competition

    Excellent work all round!

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    Re: Willy's First Competition

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Ryan View Post
    Willy did his first dressage competition today and while he settled well early some trotters (horse and carts) were training over the next paddock. The first test did not go well but he got through it. He was last but learned a lot.

    We managed to settle him for the second test and he was a little star coming equal first with a very high score.

    Willy's First Competition

    Portrait of a rising star.

    Willy's First Competition
    Hi Peter

    The portrait is just great. Like Donald said, it shows us his character. I wouldn't mind meeting him one day.

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    Re: Willy's First Competition

    Thanks everyone for your comments. I was at a market today and Stef gave him a casual ride, no lessons today.

    I start the hay loft renovations next week Raylee so after Christmas you and James should call up to Kyneton when in Melbourne. You can meet Willy and there are some great photographic opportunities up this way.

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