Well not really a change of plans, more an experiment in the planning department. See it’s no secret that I love the hunters. I love the perfection. I love the outfits. I love the overall goal.
My horse jumps cute and has potential as a hunter, even with some obstacles (both his and mine) we’re currently working through.
So I do love the hunters, and if I had to pick my ideal goal for Simon it would be to show in the 3′ adult hunters and hold our own on a local level. That being said… getting there is really frustrating at times. It’s hard to show and try your best and just not be good enough. With that in mind, I saw an opportunity.
See, we are trying some new shows as a barn this year. They are well run, and have a whole new list of classes compared to our local central Texas circuit. You know what else they have?
They have little jumpers.
Their jumper divisions start at 2’0″ and go all the way to 3’+.
I’m sure you see where this is going.
While I’m not abandoning my dream of hunterland, I am curious and want to dabble in the jumpers without having to jump up in fence height. So we’re signing up for the 2’3″ and the 2’6″ jumper divisions to show over Memorial Day weekend. And I think it will be really, really fun!
Who knows how we’ll do, and I’m not prepared to gallop around over tiny oxers for the sake of winning… but I do welcome a change of pace at the moment.
So here we go to jumperland! Maybe they’ll make a convert out of me yet? At least I can finally show with some of these bonnets I’ve been collecting!