Awareness of the outside world. also, The fast lane will henceforth be know as the zoom-zoom lane. Braymere Custom Saddlery: On the road with Tiffany Purdy, Thursday, July 21, 2022. See video at end. Profanity.
Not much to add from yesterday. [Week]
However, every show gets a Show Report post. If I don’t make one for this show, the details will get lost in the electron cloud. #howthesausageismade
ASHAA Summer Fun Show III
Moody AL, USA
Saturday 10 September 2022
Emeralds Brown Sugar (Bubba)
26 Academy Showmanship WTC-Adult Amateur, 3nd of 5
27 Academy Equitation WTC-Adult Amateur, 2nd of 5
Thank you to the Walters family for excellent EBS.
Same horse. Same classes. Slightly different ribbons. Same results. [Red Queen Reprise]
Broke at the canter in the second direction in the first class. As before. Coach Courtney said everyone else did also. The winner was the last one standing. As before.
Kept the canter in the second class, including a tight u-turn when we had to pass folks in a narrow indoor ring. Not sure anyone thought that turn was there.
Speaking of unchanged, although it was a tiny show, my nerves before were bad as ever. Zero progress. Been in a mood lately. Nothing specific, just feeling crosswise to life. Adding a horse show on top of that was not a formula for farting rainbows. As soon as I got aboard? Bring it on! I don’t understand it. I live it and I still don’t understand it. [Crux]
Fitted Vs. Fatted
Some things do change. I rode with my shirt untucked. Gasp. Clutch the pearls. I hate sloppy riders. How hard it is to clean your boots, pick out a tidy shirt, and tuck it in? If you show up for a lesson, you show up organized and presentable. (Crawls reluctantly down from soapbox.) The shirt was close fitting with a finished hem that sat below my waist. I decided it had a nicer line that way than tucked in with the waistband of the jods emphasizing my flabby midsection. See, I can adapt. A little. [SSF Summer Show Shirt]
The Red Queen Rides Off Into the Sunset
That is my last saddle seat show. Okay, don’t laugh. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a horrible record for predicting my riding future. That’s how it feels right now. Definitely no big shows. At the end-of-the-year home show, I’m just as inclined to offer to be gatekeeper or ringmaster.
Why? Short version. I’m done with Academy and don’t want to make the commitment to Performance. I’ll stay with lessons because it’s good to get off the property. Time will tell.
If this is to be my last saddle seat class, it would have been nice to go out with a blue. Instead, I went out as I came in, with a red.
I guess I did have a few things to add.