Saddle Seat Wednesday
Another competitor in Adult Academy used the hashtag #howmanydaystillnationals. I thinks to myself, I can answer that. So, when I updated the AEC counter ([AEC], link in the upper right corner), I added a Nationals countdown. Since that came out in months & weeks, days.to gave me the exact answer. As of yesterday, 324 daystillnationals. I remain adamantly ambivalent about the show itself.
My competitive side: Horse show! Horse show!
The sane part of me: No! No! No!
Competitive, adopting a wheedling tone: If I work reeeeeally hard at my equitation all year …
Sane: I can ride with no stirrups from now till October. I still won’t have the temperament for equitation.
Competitive, stomping feet: I want that Sunday blue!
Sane: It’s about the process, not the ribbons. Happiness is not tied to results.
Competitive: It’ll be good experience.
Sane: It’s been four years of good experience. Enough is enough.
Competitive: I got something else to do the last weekend in October?
Competitive: Horse show! Horse show!
Sane: I’m never going to be reasonable on this subject am I?
Competitive: HORSE SHOW!
In reality, until such time as I ride in a suit class, Nationals will remain an option. We’ve seen how good I am at resisting the siren song of the show ring [To Show or Not To Show].
At least I got a blog post out of it.
Thank you for reading,