Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Regionals Swing

Yup, that time of year again. I still didn't qualify for regionals, but after seeing how last year went, I didn't even put it down as a goal. Eh, I might try senior year. I don't feel too pressured about it.

Reaching (in vain) for my taco
My parents and I made the 2.5 hour drive on Saturday morning. We actually arrived early, so I started helping bring horses in and unblanket them. Everything ran smoothly during set up. I was only schooling Leia, which went fine except her being super slow. Over the past year and a half, Leia has gone from being super strong and forward to fences to being a leg ride the whole time. We started with some trash distances but got it together for a good school. Unfortunately, so was just as slow and chippy with most of the people who rode her. Eh. Horses are kind annoying anyway.

Looking for free tacos
I spent a decent amount of time cuddling with Carlos in the morning before helping tack up Murry for the flat classes. I also finally had a taco in a bag, and it was great, except I got it right before we had to start tacking up. Just imagine me, throwing saddle pads on with one hand, Doritos bag in the other, trying to speak through the ground beef in my mouth. Plus, Murry tried several times to get a bite of my taco. Not too happy about that, lol.

Smad cause I won't share my taco
It was really a slow, quiet day. Show started at 11a and ended by 2p. I went home and did nothing productive until 1am. Decent way to spend my day.

10 comments:

  1. IHSA is tough -- I never really quite got the hang of it, lol

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    1. Having to do it during the winter makes it even more difficult :$

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  2. I never made it to regionals either, I regret that stuff

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    1. I feel like IEA gave me unrealistic expectations for IHSA. One blue ribbon and I thought I was Steve Guerdat.

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  3. I never qualified either. Oh well...

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    1. Who needs regional titles when you can have a bundle of pretty 4th place ribbons?

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  4. I didn't really know about ISHA when I was an undergrad, but I wish I'd given it a whack as a grad student.

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    1. Even without showing, it's worth it. Trainers are pretty adamant about making students ride different horses, but every horse is still pretty trustworthy and honest.

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    1. Tbh even an equestrian club is a worthwhile venture.

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