Today was a crappy day
First my husband and I spent all morning doing a trailer tire exercise. He showed me how to get the tire off, then we took it to the tire store so we could order a tire and wheel so I have a ready to go spare for the trip. Then I put the tire back on and he tightened it down. It took a while, but now I feel better about that.
Then we went shopping and did errands so by the time I got home it was 430 and getting darker. I wanted to do a test run with my horsemanship outfit and use the saddle I am borrowing for the show.
So I got my outfit on, got the saddle (OMG it has some BLING!!) and gave it a try. Very different from my close contact, worn down and comfy crates. Harder to cue her for sure. Had Kellie record me. She was completely disinterested, which pissed me off partly because I am getting anxious about the show and partly because I am spending a fortune on both of us going and having a great time and the least she could do is help on the more boring aspects of the show - like selecting the right outfit...
So she recorded me riding in the lavender and white showmanship shirt, white hat, black chaps and lavender pad then turned for the house. I asked her to send my hubby out so he could see. After 15 minutes (house 2 minutes away) he wanders out. I ask how it looks, he says "looks good" and spends the next 3 minutes kicking dirt, watching the clouds, calling to the cat - everything but watch or give constructive criticism... very irritating!
Then I got mad, told him to forget it, and headed in. Got all the tack off, came in, sat down to watch the video and I am about 100 feet away so you can't see how the outfit looks at all! UGH!
I blew up at both of them and told them I wished they could be a little more helpful and supportive as I am anxious already at taking a three year old down and competing at this level. I just want to make sure every detail I can control is taken care of, and can't do it alone.
Then I felt bad because my husband could care less about horses, and did spend the morning getting the trailer ready. Kellie did go this morning and get the saddle for me, so they are helping. I need to go apologize a little, I think.
On a good note, Whiskey did seem to get the feel of the saddle and I will ride in it for the next week to improve on that. It really is fancy!