.. for the NTASHA show in Irving, Texas (close to Dallas-Fort Worth). We will be showing Bella Equus in hand in the Futurity classes .. hope to win some of her stud fee $$ back and I will be showing Oliver sidesaddle in both the Country Pleasure and English Pleasure (any breed) classes. Just shoot a prayer up to heaven that Oliver will flat walk for me as that is a huge requirement in the Country Pleasure classes. Oliver likes to be ridden and gets very excited at shows..maybe too excited.
I turned him out into a larger paddock last night and all of today so he can maybe gets some of his wiggles out. I will give him the complete SPA treatment tonight .. You know the one....where when you are done.. the horse looks like a shinny new penny and you look like a 100 year old crumpled up dollar bill!
I used to have this wonderful show tack trunk. It had everything I needed and everything I could ever want at a show stocked up in it. Well, when I stopped showing while Dad was sick, I started to 'borrow' stuff out of that trunk and now I have this sinking feeling that I am going to forget something major that I might need. Normally as long as I have a credit card or cash, it is not a problem.. but when you show Saddlebreds, you can't just go run to the store to get a piece of forgotten tack.. even at a "regular" tack store! ... in there lies the panic!
I promise to take LOTS of pictures.. if I remember to pick up my camera battery charger .. that is currently at Bluebonnet Farms. SEEEE - I told you I am a MESS!