First there's a lot of scrubbing, soaping, scrubbing--Jacob snapped a great picture of me and T while we were picking poop balls off her bum. Glamorous it is NOT!
Nerves suddenly hit. Tristen was very worried he wouldn't know what to do or where to go, so he took a little time out and sat with us in the stands, watching the lamb show. This gave him a better idea of how they were lining up and what the judge would ask him to do.
And then it was show time!
I wanted to be a little bird out there !!
Tristen is talking and Black Out is behaving....SUCCESS!!!!
There were 3 exhibitors and the other 2 (who were both from out of town) took the top prizes, but he did get to come home with a brand new rope halter.
I am super proud of him. Those that are involved in our life know the struggles Tristen has had with confidence and shyness, so it was a HUUUUGGGGE step that he even wanted to do this, knowing that he would parade out in front of everyone, and have to speak to a judge.
I also learned that not only do I love fairs and rabbit shows, I also love regular livestock shows as well. I don't know why. I am NOT a competitive person and it's not really about the competition so much as it is the excitement and anticipation, the primping and grooming, the smells, the socialization...it's so much fun!
Except the poop ball thing..that was kinda gross. At fair time, Danny's helping with the washing. ;)