First Order of Business.....AppyDoesDressage and Pia's Mom. I love you! I don't pay much attention to my e-mail, but I do when I get comments on my blog. Thank you SO Much for the heads up!!! Guess what!!!! Guess what the Tacky Tack of the Day Was?????
In other order of business.... Tomorrow is the horse show, and apparently I'm in charge of the show office. THAT could be fun. We'll see how that goes. I WOULD say to read about it in my last post but that is missing. Boo!!
While trying to get all the last minute things done I started to get sad that I wasn't showing this summer. I really liked showing last year and up to yesterday I had written off ever riding again. Then. Then it got above 60 degrees and it was sunny. My heart started to ache and I got the urge to ride/show. I like riding, don't get me wrong, but I really love showing. It's just so much fun to wake up at the crack of dawn and get your horse ready. It made me sad that I wasn't going to do it. It's fun to hear what you need to work on, and to show off your accomplishments.
However. There are problems.....
1. Lack of money.
2. Lack of horse
3. Lack of trailer
$$$ to lease a horse AND show is expensive. I decided to suck it up and e-mail my old trainer. Earlier she had offered me her paint mare for the summer. She is so much different than the Morgan (I actually DON'T look ridiculous on her.) She listens to your legs and actually collects on the bit with ease. My trainer will take you ANYWHERE you want to go to show, and I really did have fun showing with her. It was the Denali/Me/Trainer relationship that didn't work. I had written it off earlier because I thought that Denali would be at a different barn by now (she's staying put) and was afraid of the drama when I told her trainer that we weren't coming back.
So. I'm leasing a horse. I'm leasing a horse for far less than any normal human being offers their horse up for lease for. I'm very appreciative of that because I couldn't afford it otherwise.
I'm excited. I'm a bit nervous. There is a dressage show in June I want to go to....my first "lesson" on the mare is this coming Thursday....I haven't ridden since September. I'm sure this will all work out! Right?
The saga continues....how could you not follow this train wreck?