Sampson took a day to get used to being locked in a stall, but after that, he happily hung out with just a leadrope over the doorway. We spent a lot of time in the washrack, but that was mostly to cool me off. I also got to practice lots of different braiding styles.
He performed well each day, and walked all over the fairgrounds with my kids and nephews.
He introduced sidesaddle to a few first-timers, and was very popular around the barns. He had his name and breed announced each time we went out to the arena because he's so unique.
We jumped each day, and progressively raised the fences for him. I know my Pete took video, but I don't have it on me.
Each night I rode him in the arena while the fireworks were going off overhead. He was pretty tuckered out after 5 days of riding twice a day! I was too, but I lost 5 pounds over the course of the week, even eating nothing but fair food!
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