Didn’t have a remarkable equestrian weekend. Light hack Saturday in the afternoon heat, and then I
attempted to murder my horse pulled mane and tried to clip ears. Lets just say that Simon and I battled a but over ear clipping and no one won – he got his ears clipped but he was so naughty that they look really bad.
Sunday I had a lesson but my head wasn’t 100% in the game. Simon is getting quite fit again and therefore is fresh and amped up for our rides lately. He was blowing me off in the beginning but we had some nice trot in canter out lines by the end, so I felt like it was a productive lesson that ended on a good note.
Now for my waffling – there is a show at the end of the month that my trainer thinks will be a good goal to work towards taking Simon to. Me? I’m torn.
At first I thought it was financially irresponsible to go since I’m flying home this weekend and spent funds on a plane ticket, but I recently sold my western saddle which gave me some extra cash for showing.
My gut says we need more time, but it’s 3 weeks worth of lessons and training rides away and this is a very chill show with no pressures. Simon has been to the facility before, and they have several divisions outside of the local circuit points that will probably run smaller. It’d be an excellent “get back out there” show, and I won’t have another showing opportunity like this until September.
Still I feel like we just got back to things and I wish I was more prepared. Even though I could go trot all the fences and give my boy a good experience the competitor in me wants to attempt more than that. At the end of the day, I trust my trainer and if she says we’re ready than chances are it won’t be a disaster… But still I’m waffling.
What would y’all do, show or no?