Horse Life

Wait, It’s NEXT WEEK?

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.

  1. 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.
  2. I want both P & I to come out of the jumping phases going, “Wait, that was it?” like we did at Windridge.
  3. 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.

P giving pasturemate S a lead into the new pond to show him water isn’t so scary after all.

17 thoughts on “Wait, It’s NEXT WEEK?”

  1. My mom’s mare will flick her tongue out of her mouth and get slobber all over it while waiting for dinner. She looks rabid lol But totally understand the hangry. Even horses get it lol Good luck with the lesson, and can’t wait to hear about HT!


  2. oh don’t talk to me about Nov weather!!! 3 years ago yesterday Milton and I got married and it snowed!!!! and yesterday the weather was lovely and warm….

    but hopefully you”ll have nice weather for your HT! kick some booty!!!!


  3. eeeee exciting about the upcoming show! and i totally understand entering the 2’3 division- — esp if you can walk away the same as last time feeling like m-f-ing champions!!! good luck!! 😉


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