Well it is here--Savvy's intro to the wonderful world of hunter/jumpers in prep for learning to jump so we can start eventing this summer.
At the beginning of the year I set out a plan to get to this goal and so far everything has been falling into place quite nicely. There have certainly been hickups here and there, but no road can be completely smooth, right?
So here we go! For a 'no pressure' schooling show, I must admit I am feeling the stress.
To distract my spinning mind, I will simply deny tomorrow's existence while I pack all the things.
New-to-me grey pin striped hunt coat, *tried on again b/c 20-pound weight gain since I bought it--still fits (thank the f)* -- Check.
New bridle for Savvy tried on, sized and ridden in once to be sure I could still ride if bridle changed (obv!?) -- Check.
Wash horse today because the weather gods are giving us this one glorious day of warm weather as a peace offering for the hell they are bringing to us on show day. -- *will most certainly be a check by lunch time.
Breakfast vodka cooler for show morning. -- Double checked. Kidding. I have packed a sensible organic granola bar and a fruit puree power drink. :P
All tack, bits and bobs cleaned. -- Check. Oh, f. I haven't cleaned my boots. Must clean boots. Ugh and my riding helmet.
Okay, feeling stressed again. I can do this. It's *only* a schooling show.
To everyone diving into show season, best of luck and have fun with your ponnehs!!