Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Eventing Bingo!

Thanks Emma for the fun contest!  I'm getting my entry in just under the wire here :)

I was assigned cards M & H (this is from card H, second row)....

These will be stories about my hypothetical first season event with Henry!

Henry's grandsire, Frenchman (selle francais)

Henry and I were very excited for our first event.  Well mostly me.  But whatever.  I managed to keep him still long enough to get half-decent braids in for our dressage test (which was the part I was most worried about).  It started pouring rain just as we entered the ring.

We got a few comments about our "tense" trot work but lots of positive comments too.  

Frenchman again

But I didn't predict the horror we would encounter on xc... THE JUMP JUDGE.  She was a friendly enough looking teen in a bright yellow rain coat.  She had a super sweet chair that looked like a dog and was covered in a large red blanket.

She was not cool with Henry.


Who has the nerve to sit in a weird looking chair when Henry is just trying to trot over some tiny logs?!?!  He was super offended!  We just barely squeaked through the flags.  His head was straight up in the air... it wasn't pretty but we somehow made it.

We headed off into the last section of fences that was in a more wooded area.  That area had been closed for schooling the last time we'd been there so I didn't really know my way around.  I must have zigged where I should have zagged somewhere because I got totally lost for a minute or two.  

Eventually I found my next jump and we were finished!  Only got 20 time faults for being too slow :( But we made it! 

Frenchman <3

Saturday, 4 March 2017

By a Thread

So I decided against going to the little schooling school.  Mostly due to some trailer-related issues.

Because of my insane schedule this week I would of had to pick up the trailer at like 5am the day of the show (from a stranger's property) and load Henry in the dark at 6am into a trailer he's never seen before.  To add to the fun... instead of responding to my requests to send payment for the trailer rental/sign a contract for using it... the trailer owner kept sending me ads for trailers for sale.  I'm not sure what that was about exactly but I don't want to buy a trailer at this exact moment... I just want to rent/borrow until I buy my acreage.

I'm just going to rent from shop next time and save myself the hassle.  And spend a lot of money.  Boo.

Oh well.

So moving on!  I had a very exciting ride on Henry on Thursday that I will have a separate post about (we had our first ride in the arena with other horses...whoa).

You know what's stressful?  Working 60 hours a week and taking care of three horses (plus two dogs, two cats and two rabbits).

You know what's more stressful?  Working 60 hours a week and taking care of three horses (plus two dogs, two cats and two rabbits) + trying to get your house ready to sell.  OMG. My sanity is hanging on by a thread.

Cookies help tho

Anyone have any tips for selling your house without completely losing your mind?