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...