|Sarah on her new pony "Loafer's Lodge Piglet."|
Yesterday I got up at 4 am.
I made coffee
cleaned litter box
opened coop and
checked on 10 new chicks I found on craigslist.
I packed cooler w/cheese sticks, grapes, peaches, crackers, almonds n cold drinks.
Packed extra gloves n garters n jod straps, and
got the saddle pads from dryer, girths off line...
Fed ponies n horses.
Fed goats n milked.
Filled water carriers and
packed last supplies on horse trailer.
Finished trimming ponies whiskers, combing tails, brushing off bedding
and painting hooves.
Back inside and
fed kids sausage n eggs got them dressed in show clothes.
Packed my other show clothes to lend students
and trimmed The Farmer's hair (too) quickly.
Finally I readied myself fast.
We loaded ponies n kids and
headed down the road by 9:15 ( later than I'd hoped but still early).
It started to rain.
Are you kidding me?!?!
I had 5 students with ponies at the (outdoor) fair.
One 4 yo, two just turned 5 yo boys and 2 seven year "old pros!"
|Jack, John, Sarah, Bella, Liz, TJ and Cindy|
Older students had planned to come n help but plans changed...
I had some awesome helpers.
Newly minted horse show Moms n Dads n Grands!
It takes a village to
show with little kids n ponies!!!
But it's soooo worth it when you see all smiles, no drama
and not a tear shed - even when the sweet 4 yo got dumped!
|Bella on Merit|
|Tj on Neil Diamond|
|Morgan on her pony Kahlua|
|Jack on his new pony Brookside Merit|
THANKS to all my support team!
Despite the downpours that precluded the
much anticipated rides n ice creams...
It was fun!
Now we've had a practice run and are ready for more shows...
(Just as soon as we clean off the mud n remove the mildew smells.)
Are we crazy???