I spoke with Todd last night and he said Blu is doing well and he's starting to work him in the Bosel again. While I doubt Blu will be ready to actually show in a Bosel next weekend, he should be ready next year, his final year of "Junior Horse" classes where he is allowed to show in either a snaffle or Bosel.
In case you're wondering what exactly a Bosel is, here's a picture of one of Todd's - it has no bit.
As the show season winds down, with only the Diablo show left for 2011, I'm wondering how the Fall and Winter will pass until the Golden Gate Arabian Horse Association's Santa Rosa show in March.
The DAHA show next weekend is "local" in that it is in Elk Grove, about 45 minutes to an hour from my house. I sent out the class schedule for the show to family and friends and was amazed at the response. The number of people that said they want to come blew me away. I'm most excited about my parents visit, however! Mom and Dad have been planning their 50th anniversary cruise for 2012 and knew that they wouldn't be able to get to any of my 2012 shows. Somehow they managed to rearrange their schedule to allow for a trip from Tucson, Arizona to Elk Grove next weekend so they can attend one of my shows. I hope I don't disappoint them, though knowing them they'll be thrilled for me no matter what. They're awesome. (yep - I'm biased - but it's true.) Mom's bringing her camera, too. She's a shutterbug like me. Well, I guess I'm a shutterbug like her since she's my Mom and was a photographer before I was!
In addition to my parents, Ken will get to see me show, Amy is driving down from Reno, Cherie from her new home in the foothills, and a bunch of my co-workers, too. Heck, there will be more spectators than competitors from our barn!
Again - hope I don't disappoint, but alas, it is what it is as it's all subjective with a judge anyway.
Wish me luck!