Ok so I get to my barn to find out that there's no riding today because they're doing the haunted house in the indoor arena. I was really disappointed, especially since I was hoping to get some practice on Lucky today before my show on Sunday.
For those who don't know:
I'm riding Lucky in my first real show on Sunday. I am doing:
MAYBE W/T Equitation
W/T Equitation on the Flat
W/T Pole course Equitation
W/T Command Class
I don't really expect to place in anything but if I do I'll be super happy! My cousin is coming to help, videotape, and take pictures. It's going to be a lot of fun.
And then Wednesday is my second trail ride with the riding club at school. It fills me with joy that I'll be able to finally tell other riders besides myself to keep their heels down!
(Just kidding. I try not to nag but apparently the other kids find my semi-nagging helpful!)
A few quotes from the last trail ride we had:
Me: "Your heels are beautiful!"
Friend: "Thanks, I just washed them this morning!"
Me (riding past group of kids who look very, very confused): "You're allowed to go faster, you know." (We were losing the upper half of the group and I was trotting).
Them: "How do we get them to go faster?"
Me: "Kick and cluck, kick and cluck." *Clucking*.
Them: *Blank stares as I trot away*
Then proceed with more questions as to how to go faster or slower.
One Dude: "Whoah! Calm down pony, don't kill me." (He was on a Clydesdale sized horse).
Awww so much fun!
Expect a big post on Sunday!