When the show is over and I’m home and unpacked. When the laundry is done. There are still things to do.
Oh – did I tell you? – We’re going to
again! Yeah! They’ve moved the dates of the show from Labor Day weekend to the middle of May since we’ve last been down there in 2001. A few weeks ago we’d checked the calendar and realized it fell on a weekend in May that Sharon, Nancy and I were planning on and that we should do all we could to find a way to go. Todd was good with it, so Sharon and I poured over the premium and picked out classes and we got ourselves a place to stay. We checked with SANTA BARBARA and she wanted to bring the filly she’s training, too. We were set! Nancy
It’s been so many years since I showed with Cre, and when I did it was much more casual, it all feels new to me. I came home from this show full of excitement for the next show.
I need to make sure I have what I need for the next show, though I already know that I’m going to be missing some critical things (like a show saddle!). So I’ll be spending these couple weeks between shows checking my checklists and determining what I need to buy.
I won’t be showing Blu in
, but if all goes well, Todd will show him in a junior class (horses 5 years and under). So, while I don’t need to worry about getting myself prepared, I need to make sure Blu will be prepared for Todd. Though Blu actually competing at the show is a big maybe. Santa Barbara
I’ll be spending this “down time” betweens shows catching up with things and getting back into a rhythm. And of course, I still have to go to work.