I get everything I can together about a week in advance.
Put all my crap in the trailer
Last ride before show
Invite horsey friends over to help bathe 1,500lb beasts
Walk 'til dry, then stall with hay
Braid whoever needs braided
Feed later that night
I usually wake up around 5:30 on show days
Put on breeches under sweats
Go out to barn, feed the horses who aren't coming
Bring horses who are coming up to the house, wash off their legs if they got muddy on the way from the barn, towel dry legs
Put on trailering boots
Load horses, feed in trailer, drive off!
At the Show:
Walk horses out, let graze a little, let them get used to their surroundings
Tie them to trailer, leave mum with horses while I go register for classes and get my numbers
Take sweats off, put on helmet and show shirt with a thin jacket on top
Tack up first horse of the day, groom, magic sheen on, hoof polish on, walk to warm-up arena and warm up until my first class
Between classes, I unmount and take my horse to the trailer for water for both of us
I usually enter hunter flat classes with Molly, gaited and fun classes with Arthur, Western Pleasure classes with Lenox, and hunter o/f classes with Excel.
Last edited by equiniphile; 05-04-2011 at 05:33 PM.