Preparing for the show season is always quite exciting to me. No matter how many seasons I have under my belt, each brings new challenges. This time, I’m particularly excited about getting Abs out. After a good few upsets, I think everything is finally sorting out.
I’ve found not only a trailer but a groom with it. I’ve sorted out a training/fitness schedule. Abs is now drilled and tapped for studs. I’ve found a couple events in the next two months, and Jenny has found some schoolings and a clinic.
Most importantly, I’ve now got a brand new whiteboard to keep track of everything. I absolutely love organizing. It helps me put everything together, of course, but it also inspires and motivates me. I know, I’m weird. I can’t help it. I rearrange and color code when I can’t actually DO. Since we’re currently on break, I can’t really do a lot. So I organize. I will be so prepared on Monday it won’t be funny.
I started by coming up with a weekly schedule for both of my horses. I’m not planning to compete Avery (at least not in the spring) so he’ll be flatting for the foreseeable future. I’m going to lunge on him to help with my seat and hack him out for fun. Abs, on the other hand, now has a super-schedule (with gallops!) to get ready for our first event (hopefully) on May 4th. I have to consult with Jenny as to whether she wants to go, but I’ve written it on the whiteboard in preparation. But who cares about the fussy little details, I have a date and a plan! Nobody can stop me now!
Realistically, I’ve got a lot of work to do. I need to find a course to school before the event, sort out a cross country bit for the princess, and of course enter the event. But who cares about reality? I’m going eventing!