Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tack Shop & Show Season

 K is organizing a barn party for Saturday, but because I have return to my hell hole job this weekend, I can't go. Normally I wouldn't be to put out, but they're planning what shows they want to go to this year! Someone said she already has a list of some shows up in the barn, so I'll have to check that out. Only the super newbie students are going to the one that me and Spencer went to over the summer, which sucks because it's soooo easy, its practically a guaranteed ribbon, even if it isn't a red one (red is first place in Canada, and blue is second). I don't know what that means for the rest of us though. I'm sure Amberlea is going to be on that list and I really would like to go to one, so that is kind of exciting, even if it is going to be a terrifying circuit show, full of circuit bitches. They have a novice rider show at the start of July, Harvest in September, Spring Welcome at the end of April and a few schooling ones before that. I don't know if I'd have a lease by the end of April, and that show will probably be huge since its at the start of the season. Then there's the Maple Leaf ones which start in March but we probably wouldn't be going until the May ones. Those can't be the only ones...K does a lot of dressage so there's going to be loads of those. Gody did well in dressage with a leaser last year...maybe we could take a stab at those...

The problem is though, who am I actually going to get to lease?! I will NOT be taking Zander to anything like Amberlea. I don't mind riding him at home, but I don't want to show him. Fairly sure that Rocky's show days are over and who the hell knows if he's going to come out of retirement at all this summer. Gody takes soooo much work and we could really only do hunters (and maybe dressage) but probably no jumpers, he's just not got the speed. Then there is the option my friend is gunning hard for, for me to lease her mare. Ahhhh! Okay, I love this mare! She's a gem, and she won her division at Amberlea, she's calm, and so willing and tries so hard! I just don't know if I want to lease from someone who's a friend, I feel like it would just be awkward. However it would also really help her out because one of the two girls leasing her is fucking ruining her. She's literally "pulling a W" (W was Spencers owner) and is fucking up this amazing horse, because she doesn't know what the hell she's doing. So if she was dropped from the lease, then I could ride her and the other decent girl could stay leasing as well. That is not to say that I am some amazingly talented rider or anything, but I am better than the other chick and the girl who owns the horse has repeatedly expressed her wish that i would take over the lease. However, the fact there is another girl leasing her is a bit of a problem, while she hasn't said anything to the owner about wanting to show her, we are kind of assuming she'll want to do something with her. So the only two really good options (at least for showing) are Gody (hunters/dressage(?)) and my friends horse (jumpers). I guess it's kind of a wait and see thing, but I just want to know now, that way I can decide what shows/what kind of shows to do...if any at all.  

Sadly today's trip to the tack shop was actually not that exciting, just got some black hairnets because i have one of those ribbon/net things that you fold a pony tail into and I hate it, and some boring black breeches from TuffRidder, who I also don't like (it was them or Kerrits, apparently they no longer carry EquiComfort *tear*), but they are cheap and i don't want to spend lots on them when they'll (hopefully) be to big soon. I did look at some of the nice leather half chaps but my calves are to wide for them right now :( plus I realllllly want proper tall boots, so best not to waste to much money!

Checked out some hunt coats to because the one I have fits a bit weird and if I do hunters this season I'll need one, no luck there either, so I'll have to go on an adventure to some of the other stores I guess and see what I can find.

P.S. me and Zander got the 3rd fastest time for pushing the red ball through the pylons last Thursday.

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