Sorry about yesterday, but I was absolutely beat. I do not know why, as everything went well and our horses and riders were great, but I guess it was the stress of wondering and worrying what could go wrong. I wonder how I am going to make it through show season. As always when watching my horses I see everything that is wrong and that was what I did at the open house. What made me feel better was Drew watched all of the open house and he thought it was interesting and fun. So I guess to every one but me it looked pretty good. I came in the house and just crashed on the sofa and that was all she wrote. If it makes you all feel better, I did feel guilty, but not enough to write.
Today we started on the next project and that was to drive 2 and 1/2 hours to the show grounds for the show that will benefit Saddlebred Rescue. We wanted to make a list as to what has to be done before the show, and it looks like Super Doug will be put into action again. I was glad that he could see why we like the grounds for a show this time of year. Everything is under one roof, so no matter what the weather is like, we stay warm and dry. Mark and I have been planning several fun things for the exhibitors and trainers. This is the show we try and think outside the box and do new things. I hope the people in our area can forget their differences and all come to the show for a great warm up to the 2010 show season. We are also hoping that the trainers that used to come to this show from out of our area, come back. It is soooo hard to have a show in this area as the trainers do not seem to want to work together. I am afraid that if we do not start, all of our shows will suffer. In the long run, it will be the trainers and the exhibitors in THIS area that will be hit the hardest.
The rain has started and everything will be muddy tomorrow. OH BOY! This makes it hard for Saddlebred Rescue workers as the horses that go outside are going to be covered in mud. It is also hard to knock out thrush in the horses that go outside when it is muddy. That is just one more thing for me to worry about. Sometimes I think I need to stop thinking for a while.
Jessie is also getting ready for the World Cup tryouts and that is also one more thing for me to worry about. That is one place where me worrying will not help at all as it is up to the horses she draws and how well she rides; I am not able to coach. One more thing to worry about. Last time, Jessie and I were supposed to fly to St. Louis, but there was a big snow storm that closed the airport in St. Louis on Thursday and then closed Newark on Friday. When I watched the weather channel, I figured out we were screwed if we tried to fly, so Jessie and I jumped in the truck (with 4 wheel drive) and took off on Thursday afternoon when she got home from school. I drove like a bat out of hell just to get across the mountains in Pennsylvania before the snow closed the roads. We made it, but at times it was a little nerve racking. This year we are just planning on driving, and what the hey it is only a 15 hour trip anyway. Jessie has been raised in a moving truck so she can sleep anywhere and does not appear to get over tired from a trip like that. Me on the other hand will be crippled for a few hours after I get out of the truck. Jessie will have her own cheering section as Trish, Mary, Erin, Drew, Mark and I will all be there. We plan on visiting Stephens College and Ellen Beard while we are down so close. I think it will be a fun trip and something we do not do very often.
Another short night as I am ready to go to bed.
I wish all the trainers would work together instead of against each other.
I am excited for show season to start.
I am THANKFUL Mark and Doug will be at our first show to make sure everything will go as planned.