That’s Still a Mouthful

by Equestriangradstudent

I’m at the Retired Racehorse Training Project Symposium. It’s called the RRTP for short, which isn’t a whole lot shorter if you say it out loud. Are-are-tee-pee. Jess and I were stumbling over it all week so we finally decided to call it the “Ruh-tup” to make it faster and easier to say. Unfortunately, we both bust out laughing every time we say it, so it really hasn’t saved us any time. 

Jess has one horse in the Training Project part tomorrow and one in the USEA demonstration on Sunday. There are a few other experienced trainers/riders participating, but the vast majority of them seemed quite clueless. It should be interesting. I’m excited to see the Symposium stuff and the USEA demo, but somewhat skeptical of some of the trainers’ presentations.

Again, I’m not doing so well with the updates. I’m completely exhausted and somewhat stressed and a little bit on edge. We hired a new girl on a month trial, and after four days she turned into the biggest problem I’ve ever encountered in the horse business. More on that later. Right now I’m in Baltimore and Riley is stuck at home with the new girl.

Have I written about Riley? She’s awesome. More on her later, too. At least I hired one good one…

I’m going to try to be better at updates because I really do enjoy writing this, but I’m not going to promise. Promises are stressful. 

Fair Hill is coming up in two weeks, and I can’t wait! It will be my second time grooming at an FEI event, first CCI. It’s going to be a long week, but totally worth it. I hope I can catch up on sleep before it. Then two weeks after that I’m riding at VAHT. The Dragon and I are moving up to Training! Scary but also awesome. After that, things will be quiet for a while, with schooling shows for the babies and jumper/dressage shows for the big kids if they need outings.