Honestly, Mozart and i have bonded a lot more over the course of these last 5 days here at Championships. In such a different environment we were really forced to rely harder on each other for stability and normalcy. Mozart has really lightened up about being in a stall, and while I hate having to have him in one, I am glad that he is ok with it over the duration of a show. He no longer pins and chomps at you (he did this maybe twice the whole time this time!) its more of a ‘ooh what are we doing now?’ than anything. He appreciates his walks a ton, he loved being able to roam a whole arena himself today. He’s gained a great understanding of show life. I am glad for that, as we don’t do long shows often at all, this 4 day was our longest ever. I feel like now, when we do go on multi-day trips, he will be more ready to take it on, he’s got tons of toys in there with him now too ;P I love that horse so much.. The look he gives me when he walks up to me is the sweetest thing! Knowing that I’ve given my boy a person to trust and then to love is so heartwarming. it makes me feel so successful already.
hAHAHA ALL THESE RIDERS MAKING EXCUSES WHY THEY DON’T RIDE IN THE RAIN AND LIKE.
IF YOU LIVE IN WASHINGTON AND YOU DON’T RIDE IN THE RAIN, OFTEN YOU JUST DO NOT RIDE, OK.
WATERPROOF SADDLE COVERS AREN’T GOING TO SCRATCH YOUR SADDLE OK. AND IF IT DOES, OMFG THE PART NO ONE SEES HAS A SCRATCH THAT CAN BE BUFFED OUT OH NOOOOOOOO.
I get it when it is a safety hazard. I get it when your horse is just not gonna hack it (though i personally think a horse should be able to tolerate some work in the rain as you never know with horse shows) I get it when you have monsoon ass rain like in Florida and stuff.
But when you’re just being a puss, and especially when it’s the only day you ride your poor horse out of the week anyways, it drives me nuts. There are so much worse things to do. The rain is refreshing.
Where at in WA do you live in?
oh gawd it’s one of those nights when my pet peeves are raging.