After a shitastic day 1 of showing, wherein I completely forgot how to ride and fucked my horse, we moved on to day 2. I was hoping for a better a day, and in some ways I (finally) did get that, but it took a while to get there.
I know you’ve all been anxiously awaiting the recap of my first horse show of the year (okay, well at least my mom is), and I’m sorry to have kept you waiting so long. At first, I wanted to pretend that the show hadn’t happened at all… but I eventually came around and begrudgingly began to see the positive takeaways. This show took me quite a while to process, which is part of the reason why this post took so incredibly long to write. Of course, once I sat down to actually write it turned into quite the saga (so now you a two-fer!).
Our first horse show of the season is this week – horses will haul up Wednesday afternoon in fact, so I’ve been in full-fledged panic horse show prep mode for the last 10 days at least. With the schedule change, it seems like the horse show is coming up much more quickly, but luckily I’ve got planning and prep pretty much down to a science.
It’s official: we’re into double digits! Today is Miles’ 10th birthday. I’m going to the grocery store to pick up some carrots and apples, then to the feed mill to grab his favorite alfalfa pellets. Hopefully the weather holds and we can enjoy a trail ride this evening too — basically all of his favorite things. So happy birthday to my big red <3 Here’s to many, many more.