Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

Saddle Seat Wednesday

tldr: more logistics. Thrilled to be at the point of having these kinds of problems issues to iron out.

My saddle seat schedule can be reduced to 2 words: who knows?

Logistics
I hope to make my debut with Milton at a show in March [Schedule]. Since I am currently riding in a ring, I only ride when we can ship to Stepping Stone Farm, which means weekends. That leaves a handful of rides between now and then. Therefore, I have to capitalize on every weekend. I have already declined the last Winter Tournament show and the first big show.

Before I can devote an entire weekend to a saddle seat show, I need be able to ride Milton during the week. These means either riding at home &/or shipping Milton to SSF by myself, enabling me to take lessons/ride in an enclosed space during the week. Both of these are in the plan. Neither are going to happen immediately.

Yes, I am turning down horse shows. Gasp. Clutch the pearls. I’m also planning to skip most of BrickFair. More pearl clutching.

Yeah, I really want to show my own horse. It has been way too long.

Focus
Even if I had all the time in the world and necessary facilities to hand, there is merit to focusing on one thing at a time. This is not me being a weenie. Karen Pryor calls it New Tank Syndrome [Back To Kindergarten].

While I am wrapping my head around riding and showing (cross fingers) Milton, I cut back on other things, such as obsessing about my deteriorating saddle seat and fretting over new ASB mounts.

Of course, I could just be chill about shows and catch them as they occur. Me? Chill? We all know that’s not going to happen.

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Comments on: "My Saddle Seat Show Schedule" (3)

  1. New tank, old dream. If you can dream it, you can do it. You go, girl.

  2. “Don’t dream it. Be-e-e-e-e it.” It was sung by characters swimming about dressed in lingerie and clown make-up. So, I question the source.

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