Be prepared for some serious photo spamming!
|This was our drive on Monday.|
He was such a dick. But it's OK, 'cause he's cute.
I have a Horse Showing Buddy (hereforth referred to as HSB) that I typically go to the BVX with and her and I made a deal - she'd haul the horses and the BF and I would haul the people camper. So Wednesday morning we hauled both trucks, one with a horse trailer and one with a people camper, over to the next town where we parked our horse rig and switched Spud over to HSB's trailer. Suzie ended up going to my other friend's and tossed back out to pasture for the five days we were gone instead of being alone.
|BF lugged around the purple pony all weekend <3|
|Yup - they're best buds.|
The show was pretty disorganized this year, and the main office didn't have my show package or any information on me, so I had to run around trying to find out who had my info. I finally was able to track the lady down, after asking a few people, and got the rest of my show package. It was a bit frustrating to see that the show packages handed to competitors had dwindled down to bare bones. In previous years, they'd include a show packet and highlight which classes you were in, as well as other related information.
|BFF with HSB's Trakhner.|
That aside, it was the same old fairgrounds and I found my stall and such without a fuss, but only because I knew what to do from previous years. Upon returning from dinner, we met up with another friend who was showing for her first time at the grounds and we gave her a brief run-down before retiring to the trailer for bed.
|Some of the wet spots are from Hayden, the Trakhner, drooling on him.|
For those wondering why I'd have to get up 3hrs early - HSB and I have the same mantra about showing; we like our horses to have bellies with FOOD in them prior to showing. We have seen so many competitors pull their horses out of their stalls, let them eat a teeny bit at the trailer, and then pull them away for classes all day long. Waking up 3hrs before needing to pull the horse out of it's stall to prep/groom/tack up gives the horse a chance to actually eat it's breakfast and get the gut flora flowing happily.
|Looking pretty fucking cute.|
I hovered near the show-ring that was running Halter, but ended up watching several dressage tests before they were even ready for the Unregistered Pony Geldings class. With the last of the Appaloosa classes clearing out, I parked near the ring and waited to be called.
|Of course he cocked a leg and blinked in this photo <_<|
|Second place in Canada is blue, so don't get too excited.|
Regardless of the placing, I was pleasantly surprised that Spud was quiet, responsive, and even was complimented for his "square stance" by the judge. Since our one and only class for the day was completed, Spud's slinky was thrown back on and he was brought back to his stall.
With Thursday complete, I had an open schedule until our Driving classes on Saturday morning so I pulled him out for a training drive on Friday afternoon. Afterwards, I ended up cleaning his halter and cart.
|Our Friday afternoon drive.|
Stay tuned for more ;)