Friday, March 30
I know I didn't keep this up as I wanted, it's been a very busy week. Today we got Cinny moved to the Expo center and trailering went pretty well. I wasn't sure he would go in because it was a 3 horse slant with only one side of the doorway usable by the horse because the other side was hay storage. We just let him stare at the other horse in the trailer for about 5 minutes and then he walked on in.
Gave Cinny a bath, lunch and then went home and let him relax and settle in for a while, and then.... our day went downhill.
As soon as I got back to the Expo Center a lady from my old stable came up and told me that another person I used to ride with was leading her horse into the trailer to come to the show when it just suddenly dropped dead halfway in the trailer. Just POOF... he was gone. It was very sad and there was a cloud over the expo center as most of the people at the show are from that stable and know that person and her horse.
Then I tacked up and rode Cin in both arenas to get him used to them and he turned into a fire ball! I definitely had "Descendant of Mano O war" tonight and not "Cinematic Debut". It was CRAZY so I just cantered him until he had enough of it. I went back walked him for a while and untacked and then my daughter groomed him. She called me over after a few minutes and..... Cinny is getting hives on his back :( I'm hoping it's just nerves and it will go away. My husband thinks it could be the new saddle pad. Needless to say his new show pad is now in the washer and Cinny got a good rinse. I'm hoping they are gone tomorrow...I don't really know what to do for hives :(
And that was how our Pre-Show day went...