Show Today: ASAC, Clemson, SC
The 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:
(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.
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.
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.