The weekend of Aug 24 Jake and I went on our first ACHTA experience in Jamestown Tennessee.
Saturday we did CTC Competitive Trail Challenge. It was a 3 hour trail ride with 6 obstacles. We hooked up with two ladies who where riding Foxtrotters. But Jake was having a hard time keeping up with them in the end. The last couple of mls we rode with another couple.He did AWESOME on the obstacles I was so proud of him.
Sunday it was AOC Actha Obstacle Challange. There were two sets each with 4 obstacles. We only missed 2. He didn't do the barrels and the kiddy pool hahaha no way. But all the other obstacles we had 9 and 10 points!!! ( out of 10) so wow I was so proud of him.
Unfortunately I cant attent the next couple of Actha rides in my area, we have guests at the B&B so I can't go. Which is good thing though LOL.
We practiced back home the kiddy pool and we will going to practice more. Jake and I had fun.
I had A LOT of comments about Jake being a Curly horse. I think almost every competitor came up to us to see Jake up close. He still has some curls in his coat during the summer and he is very soft. Everybody wanted to touch and feel his coat. We even made it to the main ACTHA Facebook Page, saying I was showing the cool and thinking temperament of a Curly horse. That made me very proud.
|The first day when we came back from the trail/challenge ride.|
|Trotting back to the barn after riding.|
|Tent obstacle, riding a figure 8 around tent, chair, coolers and fire pit.|
|Jake was scared of the barrels or pole and I was not able to go around with the 2x4|
|Backing up L|
|Jake was one of the very view who backed up over the log without hitting it. Most horses freaked out over it. He stayed cool.|
|Picking up slicker and shake it. No problem for Jake.|
|They handed a empty water bottle. You had to crush it and trow it in a tot. The noise was suppose to spook the horses. Not Jake.|
|He had to step with his front feet in the pool....euhh no.|
|What is this??? is there a alligator in it??|
|Stepping on "the bridge" stop for 5 seconds and step of, no problem.|
Hidden Cave Ranch Curly Horses , KY