Awareness of the outside world. Got pulled out of my comfort zone with a vengeance. Calendar exploded. Have had activities that require in-personal socialization every day this week. Two today. Some good; some less good. That’s a lot for me even in the before times. Now, exhausting. How is everyone else doing?
For visual interest, unrelated scenery from yesterday’s walk. Odenville City Park.
… and now back to our regularly scheduled programming …
Things we don’t do at home and then expect our horses to cope with at shows.
+ Waiting around forever
+ Warming up and then standing by the ingate before performing
+ Riding multiple times in a day
Which is by way of saying we did two-a-days last week. Not for any sound theoretical reason. We backed into it.
Ride in the am to avoid the worst of the bugs. Mostly laps & trot sets. [Summer Hours]
Quick session of ring work in the evening to take advantage of dry grass, i.e. non-dewy, non-skid footing.
We’ll see if it continues.
While we are on the subject, other things we do at shows but don’t practice at home.
+ Braids for horse
+ Fancy show clothes for rider
+ Eating for **** out of a cooler
No wonder we are all exhausted after a show.
Stay safe. Stay sane.