Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

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.

Comments on: "Show Today: ASAC, Clemson, SC" (5)

  1. Barring the unforseen, I shall be in St Louis! Yippee!

  2. Best of luck at Clemson and, by the way, the sign in the Chili’s is standard operating procedure in the “new age” parts of California.

  3. keeping my fingers crossed for you. Hope you come home with lots of ribbons and trophies.

  4. 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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