Monday, September 13, 2010

09/13/10 Where to Go

There's a show next Sunday, the 19th.
Mosquitoes have taken over my property.
Any riding the next few days, if we can conquer the bugs, will be short.

I have my registration printed, filled in, scanned, and ready to email.
But I'm wondering "What's the use?"
Ransom hasn't had near enough rides to even display TL 1 & 2. When he's good, he's amazing. When he's not, it's horrendous. My last ride at that barn was one of lack of practice, stiffness, and general grumpies.
I miss being in my show clothes
My tack all spit-shined clean.
I miss my horse being shiny
With clean short mane, and combed out tail.
I miss feeling like I can strut down centerline, halt at X
And smile knowing I'm "ready".
Being brave & bold
I'll probably email this in anyways
Totally prepared to chicken-out & scratch.
But I really miss the show ring, and the feeling of even a few minutes of brief success...


Yankecwgrl said...

awwwwe jen.

Call brackenridge and see if you can haul to the arena this week/weekend for rides....$30.00 I think to rent the small arena for a few hours.

JennyB said...

Aw it sounds like maybe you should just go for it!! Practice all you can till the day and maybe he'll do great! And even if he doesn't at least you got to get all prettied up together =)

~~JennyB, Horsefeathers

Jennifer said...

The Park rental may happen sooner than later, this danged weather doesn't ease up.

Thanks, JennyB.. You'll see we didn't go, and you can see why. Email me, and I'll happily share the pictures if you're curious.