....A TOTAL SUCCESS!!!!
Last evening Sport showed with Tommy up in the Park Pleasure Open class. There were 4 horses in the class. Sport was the second horse into the arena and he looked just like this picture with every step. His ears were up the entire time, he work the double bridle like a champion, he stayed right on the rail and did not bat an eyelash at any of the ring decor...and at Pin Oak - there is a LOT of ring decor!! My heart was thrilled as I watched him.
My friend Shar and I drove to the show just to watch him. Before the class we went to his stall and prayed over Sport - quoting the scriptures in book of Job of the Lord's own description of a horse.. full of courage and natural excitement and that is exactly what he exhibited in this class!!
After the class we walked back to the stall area and I saw Tommy for the first time. He did not know we prayed over Sport. His own words were that Sport hit the ring with a confidence he had not seen in him before!!! He also told me that Sport had not even had the chance to practice in the show ring and that was the first time he has ever seen it!!!
Job 39: 19-25
Do you give the horse his strength or cloth his neck with a flowing mane?
Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting?
He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray.
He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword.
The quiver rattles against his side, along with the flashing spear and lance.
In frenzied excitement he eats up the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.
At the blast of the trumpet he snorts, "Aha!" He catches the scent of battle from afar, the shout of commanders and the battle cry.
Thank you Lord for all of your blessings!!!! Sport will again show on Sunday Morning in the championship and you know I will be there!
Opps! Sorry - Sport placed second. I really thought he won the class - but maybe he had a hick-up in the part of the arena I could not see from my seat.