Sunday was a long day as most show days go…
Up at 6:30 a.m.
Leave for the barn at 7:12
Arrive at 7:24 (the shortest time ever by the way)
Fill hay nets
Fill water jugs
Empty garbage from horse trailer tack room
Hang up bridles and load saddle pad and girth all of which had been taken home for cleaning
Get saddle loaded
Go get horse from her field
Brush her really good (despite having done this the day before and she wasn’t all that dirty) and gather any remaining items from locker for trailer
8:30 braid horse’s mane and forelock
8:53 load horses onto trailer
9:00 pull out
10:00 arrive at show site
10:51 other rider and her horse show in the dressage ring
11:03 my daughter and her horse enter the Jumper ring for the first time ever for two warm-up rounds
As assumed, the first warm-up didn’t go all that well. Our pretty palomino jumped all the jumps, finally. Warm-up round two went terrific. All the jumps in a clear round like the two of them were pros
11:12 judged rounds start
First round got to jump three and my daughter fell off. Not only that but our pretty palomino decided to run away. Caught the horse, checked my daughter over, brushed her off, changed helmets and had to tell coordinators to stop putting jumps up because we paid for a second round.
Second round much better. Initially refused same third jump but circled around, did it then our pretty palomino took off and went through the rest of the course like a bullet. She looked like she knew exactly what she was doing!
The remainder of the time was spent waiting for our other rider and horse to compete in jumper and cross country before we were finally packed up and ready to go at 3:20.
4:20 arrive back at home, offload horses, empty tack room and reload locker.
Give our amazing palomino grain and take her to her field.
A day in the life!
And this horsey-mom was (and still is) exhausted!
I’m so proud of the two of them and I think my daughter and her horse proved they can do it!