Groomed for Six at a Schooling Show Today
It was a good day, despite the fact that it absolutely lashed rain twice - but they were only showers really, and it was very warm and humid in between, so I’m not really complaining (even if it is the first show I’ve been to without my waterproof boots and, of course, it’s the first one it rains during).
I always like shows with that many horses - it’s pretty much busy the whole time, with maybe a bit of a sit-down at some point for lunch if you’re lucky. Today we got about ten minutes during the first
deluge shower and that was about it - because it was a schooling show they were pretty lax on times so we worked that to our full advantage to try and be done a bit early.
As it was, I walked out of the house at 5.40am and walked back in at 6.30pm, although I should probably have walked in at 6pm - I had to get petrol and forgot that the motorway would be packed with traffic so spent about twenty minutes literally standing still in that. I hate traffic, so that was an annoying end to the day.
The horsies were all super behaved though. :) Few green moments but that’s why they were at a schooling show. Bubbles, who is lovely under saddle but a complete asshole on the ground (runs you over, tries to bite, tries to kick, tries to box, and is one of those nervy types that just gets worse if you try hitting him - he’s bloody awful at the yard, let alone with his eyes on stalks at a show) was super fun to work with (/sarcasm) but other than that they were lovely ones today, including my new favourite Tom (who I’ve sat on once but I think I’m going to post him back to Australia and have him as a paddock ornament if it turns out I can’t ride him ^_^).
We also had the lorry back, yay! It’s a six-horse with living quarters, just been done up a little, so it’s a bit fancy and awesome. :D Now we’re just waiting on the paint job!
The girl who is pretty much yard manager, whom I’m not sure if I actually have an acronym for yet (shall we call her PMYM for the moment? Yes, yes we shall) came back from interrailing today, and it was lovely sitting there in the afternoon after we’d unloaded the lorry, me and FSK and her, and no Yanks, and it just felt like the dynamic I’d gotten used to here and it was wonderful. Ireland really does agree with me.
We’ve got the Dublin Horse Show next week with a couple of entries, which should be awesome, and FSK was talking today about PMYM potentially going more into the admin side of things for RB and the New Boss, which would leave me as the new Pretty-Much-Yard-Manager, which is kinda hella exciting. I will try and keep you posted with how things are going, and try to be a bit less lazy about updating this - now I’m mostly over the Sickness I think that should help!