You will perhaps notice a new look about the blog. I’m not sure I’m 100% married to it yet, but the longer I looked at my last design the more meh I felt about it. Too much pastel, even for me. Anyway, I’d like to hear if there are any issues/concerns with the new layout. I’m happy with most things, but may change a font here or there unless there are major complaints.
Moving on! I’ve been pretty quiet about Simon lately. First I was waiting for him to suddenly come up three legged lame or dying from a mysterious illness. Then I started taking a few lessons here and there… then I started looking at the show schedule.
Originally I made a super last minute plan to attend my favorite local show on September 12th, but Austin got nailed with tons of rain and that got rained out. No biggie, we all thought – more time to prep!
Then Austin got hammered with even more rain, and the rain date got rained out. Well damn. I figured all of this was just a sign from the universe that I should save money and just not show much. There was one more show in November, and maybe that would work out.
THEN THE UNIVERSE GAVE ME A HIGH FIVE.
That was a bit excited, but I’m totally excited! See, the show I really wanted to do in this late summer/early fall timeline was the Lope Benefit Show. LOPE is our local OTTB rescue, and I wanted to support them. Plus the show had a tiny hunter derby, little jumpers and a special OTTB highpoint award. Sadly, it didn’t seem like it was going to work out… UNTIL TODAY.
They also had to cancel that show, and I immediately texted my trainer to see if she would take us to the rain date. Because she is awesome (and partially since our barn hasn’t shown since July) she agreed!
Now all I need is the ring to dry so I can actually ride my horse and prep!