This Is Why You Can’t Do It All

Adventures in Saddle Seat, or Not

For the first time since I starting showing saddle seat in 2012, I did not ride at the Alabama Charity Championship show. This is our big fall show. The association runs it. Everybody goes. Except me.

I had two shows this month. They occurred on the same day, at the same time. This is why dueling disciplines does not work.

Let us airily wave away the cost of two horse show seasons. Let us make the rash assumption that I could possibly leave Horse A in the care of someone while I show Horse B. Let us decree that I am a brilliant, adaptable rider who can encompass conflicting styles.

You can’t fight the schedule.

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Categories: Horse Shows, Horses

4 replies »

  1. I’m a little familiar with that problem…..multiple sports and venues within those sports, oh and that thing called work too. It’s hard. I prioritize my sports and venues but there are many times I wish I was in more than 1 place in one day. Mostly I get over it.

    • Sometimes yes, sometimes not so much. I like the variety because it means that I can keep busy and also means I am less likely to get bored with one thing. It certainly has its drawbacks though.

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