Saddle Seat Wednesday
When people within the saddle seat world ask about my future, my standard response is that if I could jump, I’d drop y’all like a bowl of warm potato salad. I’m only half-joking. In response, Coach Courtney smiles benignly and points out that I could do both.
Technically true. Suit horses are in training 6 days a week and ridden by their owners one day a week. Auxiliary lessons are taken on school horses. The cost would be significantly higher, but the time commitment would be the same as now.
In the real world, you run out of weekends. The first ASB show of the season takes place the second weekend in March. Greg & I have only one other activity that month. Guess which weekend it occurs. Overall, of the six shows scheduled for the first half of the year, I have conflicts with four of them. I will undoubtedly have an abundance of show opportunities this year. But I can’t have it all.
Most of the conflicts are with Greg’s driving. He has been supportive of the horses since day one. He has not breathed a word of complaint about my extensive saddle seat showing. It’s his turn for a while. Unless Rodney decides to jump. Then, potato salad.
The next show on my schedule is at the end of May. No showing for 3 months. How will I survive?
Thank you for reading,