Apparently the weather gods don’t like me or something, because I feel like after the last horse trial…
… I should be owed some good weather for this one. Mother (effing) Nature disagrees apparently, because the headline when I open my weather app is “DAMAGING STORMS INCOMING”. Oh good, perfect! Thunder, lightning, rain, wind, chances of tornadoes – if that doesn’t say horse show weather I don’t know what does.
I’m so tired of complaining about the rain, I don’t even have any fight left in me anymore. I’m just gonna show up, see what happens, hope the weathermen are wrong, and quit caring because it’s beyond my control anyway. Let’s just hope there are no tornadoes… that would be unfavorable.
My ride times are actually just about as awesome as you could ask for with a one day event:
And we got a perfect spot in the stabling. I haven’t cleaned my tack or my boots yet because I figure as soon as I do, the skies will open up. I’ll clean them at the very last minute as as minimally as possible, that’s my strategy. I didn’t bathe my horse yet either. AND I packed a rain poncho. Take that, MotherEffing Nature. Two can play this game.
I did make a run to the store yesterday for push lights for the dressing room of the trailer, since we don’t have a hook-up spot this weekend. That makes it almost camping.
I also bought this at the store, because… well, I don’t feel the need to explain myself.
I even did something kinda responsible and bought a little black dry erase board so we can keep track of our ride times. Because we might end up drinking too many Wicked Mangoes and forget. If that’s not excellent planning I don’t know what is. Look at me, adulting and stuff.
I did manage to pack other useful things into the trailer too…
and get all my clothes ready. I have to admit, it brings me a perhaps strangely intense feeling of joy to lay all my show stuff out and just look at it. I love my stuff. If nothing else at least we’re well dressed while we’re getting soaked to the bone and covered in mud.
On that note, away we go. Everyone do their best anti-rain dance and send my brain lots of “Don’t do anything stupid” vibes!