Saturday, November 22, 2014

show day - no prep required

So I decided to show today, despite not riding since a trail ride last Sunday... Super preparatory, like we do. 

Thanks everyone for chiming in yesterday - definitely gave me a lot to think about! My plan is to give Izzy a small breakfast before we leave (she usually only eats dinner) and keep her nose buried in hay at all times to keep her tummy happy. ALSO - the gastrogard finally arrived yesterday afternoon - so Iz started her 2wk course with last night's dinner!!! phew :)

We did all our clean up and packing last night too, so she won't have to stand around and risk getting all worked up before leaving. She'll just come in - eat - then off we go!

I checked in with my trainer anyway, tho, and she encouraged us to go. She says that the host farm is always a lot of fun, and the show should be very informal and low key. I'm doing the puddle jumpers 2' division, so hopefully we'll be ok after a week off. 

We've never done pure jumpers before, and I'm actually kind of excited, if a bit nervous - esp about the twisty turns and confusing courses. 

hopefully we don't look like this!!

Also, going to try to avoid earning yet another badge of dishonor:

available through cafrepress

Wish us luck!

22 comments:

  1. Good luck!! Hope you guys have a great time. :-)

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    1. thanks! there ended up being a change of plans (isn't that always the way?) - but a great time was still had :)

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  2. good luck! I have so many of those badges Ive given up having honor ;) lol

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    1. haha right? i need *all* of those pins

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    1. didn't end up going, but had a ball anyway :)

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    2. Having fun is always the main aim - kudos ☺

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  4. Good luck! Enjoy your outing :)

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    1. thanks! will have to save that good luck for the next time :)

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    1. thanks! it wasn't in the cards for today, but we'll get our chance eventually :)

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  6. I hope the show went well!!! Can't wait to hear about it.

    But...how did you get that video of me and Louie at my jumping lesson last weds?!

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    1. HAHAHA awesome :) somehow i suspect we've all had moments of feeling like that poor rider up there

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  7. LOL That GIF is cracking me up!!! I'm glad you decided to go. It sounds like you have a great plan. Have lots of fun and I can't wait to hear about it. :D

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    1. that gif has been saved in my drafts literally since i started this blog - just waiting for the right occasion. and now i feel like it might be slightly wasted bc we ended up not showing... whomp whomp

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    2. Awww! I'm sorry you didn't get to show, but I appreciate the laugh the GIF supplied. :D

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    3. thanks! i think it worked out for the best anyway (esp bc it was cooollllllld today!! brrr)

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  8. That gif is awesomesauce! Good luck at the next show!

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    1. thanks!! that gif makes me all kinds of happy lol... tho i'm not quite sure why!

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