Thursday, April 22, 2010

Onto the Daffodil Spring All Arabian Horse Show

I've been so preoccupied with Solidare and her foal that I haven't even gotten to posting about the Daffodil All Arabian Horse Spring Show. Yes, it really is that time of year again. I am moving onto the showgrounds this afternoon after Legs has his appointment here with the chiropractor.

I was worried that this year's show might just be a repeat of last year's with Solidare's due date being so close to the show dates. Now with foaling out of the way, I think maybe I can do the show right instead of being on foal watch AND showing as we were last year.

Poor Legs, it really was not fair to him the way things went. I just dropped him off and returned home. The horse wasn't schooled once in that arena before we rode a class. My usual routine of schooling on move in day and then at the break before each session just didn't fit into the foal watch plan.

Taking a horse with "issues" into a particularly scary arena just was NOT the way to do things. The fact the horse spooked was no one's fault but mine.

This will be the first time we have been back to that arena since we showed at Daffodil last year. It will be interesting to see if Legs is still looking for those gremlins that got him in both classes at last year's show. We've worked a lot on "spooky' things since then but you just never know whether old ghosts will win out over all that training in between.

I will be on my own at this show since the split with my former supposedly working associate. I know I've promised to tell the story of the split but it is yet to come. I was hoping for an amicable resolution of the conflict so I was holding off posting. However, since "amicable" would require honesty on the part of both parties and there's been little of that forthcoming from my former associate, I will be telling the story as it is.........without resolution. For now, suffice it to say I have learned the character of those individuals was NOT what I believed it to be.

Running into them at this horse show will be awkward. Not only because of our unresolved issues but they have made a concerted effort to make it look like I am the one lacking integrity. I know in the long run the truth will win out......but for now, it's just more stress in an already difficult time.

I'm hoping my stress isn't going to translate to issues for Legs. Normally I can put outside pressures aside when I ride. However, there's so much emotion involved in our conflict, I don't really know what to expect. It would be really nice if I could just go show my horse and relax for a change.

To be continued...........

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  1. What a lovely lovely horse!

    Sorry about the spook Obie is scared of rocks. He's a bugger to ride out of an arena. I told hubby were gonna have to hunt up some big ones for the pasture this summer so he just a chance to eyeball them all night long!

  2. I didn't realize there was an issue. I missed that post.

    I'm looking forward to a successful outcome at this show. The Trolls can just stay under the bridge and be quiet.

  3. Good luck and I hope you do well at your show! Put everything out of your mind and show them what you got. Don't let what other people are saying affect you. I am a firm believer that things have a way of catching up with people and the truth wins, even if it takes a while for it to come to light.

  4. Hope all goes well. Yet another beauty! How is baby?
    Try to enjoy the show and have some fun!
    Please come see me when you get back. Miss ya!
    Good Luck

  5. Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying your blog and reading past entries. I followed the link about Rhythm and have made it to the point where you are talking to a man and his daughter who may be interested in buying him. The links stop there, but I'll find the rest of the story.
    You have beautiful horses. Best of luck at the show.

  6. Beautiful horse. It makes a wonderful photograph.