When you ask your BO if the farrier can switch the appointment from the week after the HT to before the HT…
I don’t do so good when a new month begins.
But we’re officially entered!
I entered P in the 2’3″ division again, for a few reasons.
- The first, last, and only time we’ve been to CHP for this HT series we participated in the schooling day and it was total chaos, which was exactly negative 30 degrees of fun. I said I’d never do it again. But the 2 lower divisions have their own SJ arena AND their own XC course, so we can participate in the schooling day without being run over by all the BN-Prelim riders. This is a very popular show, and there are already over 130 entries a week before the closing date, with a lot of non-compete horses coming specifically for the schooling day. So I’m ostracizing us.
- I want both P & I to come out of the jumping phases going, “Wait, that was it?” like we did at Windridge.
- I need to make sure Windridge wasn’t a fluke.
Since this is the final HT of the series for the year, it’s also the championship. Needless to say, since I finished the June HT on my back in the middle of the SJ arena, we’re just participating in the regular HT division.
But I was still in October mode, where anything November related seemed so far away. And while I quite enjoy camping in my trailer in the summer with my AC, it will be my first time cold-weather camping.
I mean, yeah, I’m in NC and it’s currently 77 degrees but still…it COULD get cold.
So. I have to do some shopping.
I thought they were opening up the stabling Thursday night, since for the other HTs they opened stabling Friday night and then schooling is on Saturday. But when I entered, they only had selections for Friday/Saturday night, so I guess we’ll be rising and shining early to get there before the insanity begins.