I have not seen Brad's blond princess in a long time. His lesson updates all sound similar. They start and end with one word, amazing. She is amazing, he is amazed, and her trainer is amazed with Padame. Brad has mentioned more than once, he has to remind himself she is a young horse. So willing, level headed and picks everything up right away. She doesn't act or ride like a young horse. He is very thankful for his blondee!
Padame has not been hauled for AQHA show exposure, yet. The only other Ranch horse that shows AQHA at the barn, had some family things going on. Plans change, and you just have to roll with it.
Brad made the wise decision to not take Padame to the local Buckskin/open shows. Our trainer has a larger group of riders/horses from her barn that she takes. Some require a lot of hands-on. That would mean significantly less time for Padame. Brad absolutely spends time working with his horse at the shows daily, but doesn't stay onsite. Plus the venue is smaller and less than ideal, especially with inclement weather. It seems to happen a lot there. If it rains before/during, everyone is stuck using one very small indoor for everything and with hard flooring. There is little to no warm-up. If they offer some, everyone crams in. Unsafe, even for a seasoned horse. Not the first show experience Brad wants for his girl.
It is totally okay, and gives Padame more time to school. Plans are still on for an upcoming longer show that offers much better options.
I asked for photos of Padame, and Brad obliged. Below are pics from a couple days ago after his lesson. She has filled out some. Incase you are wondering, Padame was hosed off after riding. Altho it is hot enough here to get that sweaty!!