I almost forgot. This is the prize we won for 9th place. Apparently whoever picked this out thought that I really was Gertie the slash fan, since it's a rather large piece of apparel. Oh well. I now have a new super cool dress.
Melissa - I grew up on a horse's butt behind the Western saddle, riding with my dad, but in 4-H I was trained English, too. :o) I competed in a couple of horse shows doing posting and such, and always appreciated that the English saddle was small and lightweight so I could tack up by myself. I eventually got taller and could tack up Western, but now I almost always ride bareback. ;o)
I'll make another entry tomorrow... however in a disguise!