Im going to a two day long show this weekend, and every year that I have went (just to watch/hang out with friends) it always rans and they show rain or shine. (unless lightening occurs obviously) For some reason it ALWAYS rains on this weekend that this show goes on. Well I have signed up this year and will running Annie in barrels & poles then Jasper in keyhole & barrel pick-up (not sure if anyone else is familiar with those events) Annie and Jasper are both newer horses to me as of this year so I've never ran them in the mud and not sure if they have in the past. The couple of years that I have went and that it did rain I've never seen anyone slip or fall or get hurt in any way. It's an all sand arena. I'm just getting more and more nervous as this weekend gets closer.
I've looked at the weather for that area and it isn't supposed to rain the two days that the show is going to be held, but the day before there is like a 40% chance. I'm hoping that it doesn't rain too much, maybe calm my nerves?
I just want y'alls opinion in running in the mud?
What should I do if it does get really nasty? Scratch? Run? I don't know.