Tuesday, October 21, 2008

There is a rat in France

Everyone knows that horses have this crazy ability to go lame when they hear certain 4 letter words.
I know she heard " show" and " work" and is about to hear "sell".
My horse is not lame , she is cranky. I mean CRANK****Y. She is usually pretty tolerable with the ear clipping, not so much tonight. We tried practicing with the stud chain under her chin, she thought it was Satan's chain and did her best to remove it from her face. She was a complete DOLT at practice, decides that walking, backing, standing straight was just wayyyy to much effort. She is an over anticipatory mare, so we now have to work on patience. She even thinks she knows what the next move is, she is half way there before I can correct the behavior. Then I get the " one eye" look from her.. I couldn't ride tonight because once again I forgot to change into my barn boots. Can't ride in my work shoes !
So we lunge and lunge alot, thinking that tired Star would be Compliant Star. Uh not so much.
So tomorrow we try again to fix my clipper errors, get the ears done and go for a long long long ride. Why do I do this to myself? The endless lists of stuff to prepare and bring, pressure, money, work, to get in the show ring for 5 minutes? I don't know, I think it is hard wired in me somewhere, that I just can't resist the show ring bug..
It's like cleaning house, INVITE people over and you are forced to clean Pay for your entry fees and you are forced to get your horse clean. HA!

1 comment:

Kathi said...

Hi Jocelyn. You are one busy woman. Your horse is very pretty. It's obvious you take good care of Star.

It's funny you mentioned apples and cider, because that's what we've been focused on lately.

Have a great day. Hugs, Kathi