I think everyone has, at one point or another, witnessed or been victimized by the the horse show plan curse. You send money, time, and effort getting ready for horse shows, planning…then bam….horse throws her shoe, or goes lame, or stops jumping jumps, or you get the flu. Whatever. But I swear it is a real thing.
This Ugly Sweater/Holiday horse show curse, is a teeny bit different. (At least for now)
It went from 50 degrees last weekend/Monday….to 16 degrees today. It is painful to be outside for very long, and even the powder puff highland pony wannabe Dee, is not so sold on the temperatures. We’ve still managed in a lesson (while it was a toasty 22 degrees), but I think I’m ditching all my Christmas cheer-gear I was going to don for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Themed show. It’s far too cold to be funny. I can barely think straight in those temperatures, let alone succeed at things. And taking off my coat, to show off my ugly sweater does not seem worth it.
Also, sleet. It’s supposed to sleet the day of the show. Hello winter…and why do you suck so much?
It seems like everyone is getting their dose of the craptastic weather that December can bring, so stay warm people! If you need me tomorrow, I’ll be feeling like an IDIOT, dressed in 50 layers, attempting to horse show. Wish us luck!