Show Today: ASAC, Clemson, SC

ASACThe annual show by the American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas. In 2013, this was my first big ASB show [Report]. I didn’t go last year [Pix], because no state points. Still true. However now that I am driving, I can enter 6 classes at this show!

My show strategy for this year, lifted straight from my email to my coach:
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Horse show!
Horse show!
(Did you see the LEGO movie? One of the characters says Spaceship! Spaceship! It’s like that.)

My goals are to
1) Win every class I enter from now to eternity
2) Win in TN this Fall
&
3) Learn more about riding.

Fortunately, these goals are mostly complimentary. Where they are not, my preference for this season is to go for a big win and learn where the border is. Even if a conservative ride is all that is needed for a particular show.

Unfortunately, I can say the words, but I’m not really sure how to ride big – without flopping back & forth and waving my hands and thumping with my heels. I guess that’s riding big. I need to learn how to make the *horse* go big. Something to work on.

Horse show!
Horse show!
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Show schedule for this year includes the standard shows in Tennessee, Georgia, & Alabama. Special treat may be a trip to the St. Louis Charity Horse Show. If you are in the Saddlebred world & are at any of these shows, please stop by to say hi. I would love to meet you. Warning: you may end up as a blog post. Wait, that’s not true. You will definitely end up as a blog post.
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On a totally unrelated note, today is an epic Pi Day. Just before 9:30, the day & date will be the first 10 digits of pi: 3/14/15, 9:26:53.

For those whose dates run DD/MM/YY, Pi Approximation Day is recognized on July 7. The numerical date, 31/4/15, would require 31 days in April. Instead the ratio, 22/7, is celebrated.

Being an irrational number, π cannot be expressed exactly as a common fraction, although fractions such as 22/7 and other rational numbers are commonly used to approximate π. Consequently its decimal representation never ends and never settles into a permanent repeating pattern. The digits appear to be randomly distributed; however, to date, no proof of this has been discovered. Wiki:Pi

But I digress.

Categories: Horse Shows, Horses, LEGO, Off Topic, Saddle Seat, Travel

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5 replies »

  1. Twitter photos. There have been questions. My sidebar displays Tweets followed by a string of alphanumeric characters:

    “One of the show prizes is now Rodney’s peppermint holder. 🙂 http://t.co/M4pCNYHzQN

    Clicking on the character string takes me to the full Tweet with photo.

    Perhaps other browsers do not display this character string? Alternatives:
    Clicking on the word “TWEETS” in the header of the sidebar links to the RS Twitter page
    or
    Use the address @RodneysSaga (https://twitter.com/RodneysSaga)
    or
    Google search: Twitter Rodney’s Saga.

    I don’t believe you need to have an account or to be logged in to view a Twitter page.

    Thanks for the interest!

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