Friday, 21 April 2017

Show Time!

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!!

9 comments:

  1. That first picture-the expression on her face is too funny! Good luck and have fun!

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    1. Thanks! Perhaps she is starting to think 'leave me some hair woman!' by that point, haha.

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  2. ha yessssss!!!!!! i appreciate everything in this post. and honestly? a vodka cooler for breakfast might not actually be the worst idea (says the person who chugged a spiked spritzer before her first xc school with the big guy, and WISHED she had drank two....)

    also i seriously appreciate that pic of Savvy goin about her business with that other horse rolling in the foreground. LOL!

    i'm so super excited for you guys and hope you have a blast tomorrow! plz take so many pictures!!!! and in the meantime, busy work and chores are the perfect answer for buzzing nerves :)

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    1. i might just accidentally pack some liquid courage--just in case, lol!

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    2. I totally pack liquid courage. My best XC rides come after at least one drink.

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  3. It will be fine. Go and have fun and I can't wait to hear about it.

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    1. It prrooobably will be fine...and most definitely will be fun!

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  4. Try to have fun. Remember that's the point.

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    1. I certainly will! Fun is the easy part.

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