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post #1 of 23 Old 06-02-2013, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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How Do you sleep at horse shows?

I have a few horse shows (Driving) that I plan on going to. However I have all ways had a hard time sleeping in strange places. Do you guys have this same thing happen to you? Also how do you guys sleep, do you sleep in your trailer....hotel...tent...Also tell me how you make it fell like home and deal with noise...etc
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post #2 of 23 Old 06-02-2013, 09:56 PM
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Hotel, I am not a camper and I sleep like a log, probably snore too. I only do one two night show once a year, no overnighters, I will get up uber early and drive the 2 or 3 hours.
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I have a few horse shows (Driving) that I plan on going to. However I have all ways had a hard time sleeping in strange places. Do you guys have this same thing happen to you? Also how do you guys sleep, do you sleep in your trailer....hotel...tent...Also tell me how you make it fell like home and deal with noise...etc
By the time I'm through grooming and working the horses to get ready to ride, then ride in the show, then groom, pick and feed and water......I could sleep on a picket fence. Have slept in the tack room, the trailer, a tent and hotel and as frequently as I can, I catch a catnap in my zero G lawn chair, right in the aisle.
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I found that you're so exhausted from running around, getting ready, etc., that sleep is not a problem - it's well welcomed.

I did sleep in a hotel one time but I did not like being away from the fair grounds and my horse so thereafter I slept "on site". Friends used to come to the same shows as me with a truck camper so hung out there. One time I even just slept in the front seat of the truck as there was a mini party going on in there that didn't show any signs of letting up soon. I've seen people bring tents to pitch; one couple just used their horse trailer (where the horses go; cleaned up of course).
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I've slept in hotels, B&B's, my truck, my trailer, in a tent and even on a couple bales of hay in front of my stall or in our tack stall.

I will only do the hotel thing if I am doing a week long show if I don't have a trailer with a LQ or decent tack room to sleep in with access to someones hotel for a shower. I have been known to shower in the wash stalls at shows though lol.

I have never really had an issue getting sleep unless i've been sleeping in my truck. Otherwise I will sleep pretty sound. I am usually dead beat by the end of the crazy day that I could zonk out anywhere.

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Buy a hammock, but not the type with the spreader bars. With either rope or webbing a hammock can be hung anywhere you can hang the ends about 12' apart. More is ok, just not less. Hang it diagonally in a spare stall or stock trailer. Try it for a few nights, with the sleeping bag and a pillow. You can stretch out flat if you lay diagonally. Mine is 100+" wide. The next one will be nylon with a bug net.
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Wow sounds like a crazy night some times. How do you guys deal with having a shower if there is no hotels near by or you don't have a LQ. I can't stand going to bed with mud and dirt on me.
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Wow sounds like a crazy night some times. How do you guys deal with having a shower if there is no hotels near by or you don't have a LQ. I can't stand going to bed with mud and dirt on me.
Hose or wash stall. Seriously I don't know how many times I've showered in a wash stall. Its common to see people using washstalls for themselves lol. Bring a bathing suit!
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post #10 of 23 Old 06-02-2013, 11:36 PM
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Hose or wash stall. Seriously I don't know how many times I've showered in a wash stall. Its common to see people using washstalls for themselves lol. Bring a bathing suit!

Or do like Sarah does, just strip down and use some horse shampoo!
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