I got the idea for this post from this fun blog. I like her Day in the life too. She got her inspiration from another blog and so on, so this really isn’t an original idea, but it was fun to write.
4:30 am: Yes you read that right. Wake up in the middle of the night to very sleepy and cuddly kitties.
4:31 am: Too excited to snooze so instead take a hot bath and cruise facebook during my allocated “there’s no way I’ll be able to wake up at 5 am without snoozing so I better set my alarm for a half hour earlier” time.
5:00 am: Carefully apply eyeliner and mascara. No blush because my face turns beat red whilst exercising. Especially while covered head to toe in show clothing. In August.
5:05 am: Slick hair back into bun. Adorn cute hairnet (well…as cute as a hairnet can be) with rhinestones.
5:10 am: Debate about which earrings to wear with self. The dangly ones, the plain studs or the gold pearls. Go with sparkly studs.
5:15 am: Organize show clothes…pet kitties.
5:30 am: Leave.
5:58 am: Stop at UDF for coffee and breakfast. Other people are at UDF. Notice they are not wearing show clothes…why else in the world would they up this early??
6:05 am: Arrive at show grounds to find trainer has already fed horses (score!)
6:10 am: Chat excitedly with still half asleep trainer.
6:15 am: Start braiding hair
6:30 am: Braiding
7:00 am: Braiding
7:15 am: Still braiding
7:30 am: Finish braiding
7:31 am: Proudly show trainer braids
7:32 am: Savy shakes her head and 3 braids fall out
7:40 am: Finish re-braiding fallen braids
8:01 am: Watch trainers awesome ride
8:15 am: Hurriedly saddle and bridle Savy
9:08 am: Horse bolts in warm up ring (not my horse) and dumps rider (not my trainer). I am reminded of my own bolting experiences and freak out.
9:09 am: Trainer rides Savy in her first ever First level test. I nervously watch from the sidelines. Am too shaky from the bolting horse to take good pictures.
9:30 am: Ok…I’m ready for lunch. How is it only 9:30!
10:00 am: Wait for class
10:30 am: Wait for class and start to get nervous
11:00 am: Wait for class and start sweating
11:30 am: Eat pizza for lunch. Start peeing every 15 minutes (nervous bladder).
11:45 am: Pee.
12:00 pm: Pee.
12:15 pm: Pee. Realize mascara has run and wash off all make-up.
12:30 pm: Saddle up for class.
12:45 pm: Run to restroom for one last pee.
12:50 pm: Mount up.
1:00 pm: Rock my warm up and ride the best I’ve ever ridden in my life.
1:32 pm: Enter ring for test.
1:33 pm: Feel like puking.
1:34 pm: Head down centerline. Blackout.
1:38 pm: Exit arena dripping with sweat.
1:50 pm: Nervously wait for test scores.
2:00 pm: Check for test scores.
2:10 pm: Check for test scores.
2:20 pm: Check for test scores.
2:30 pm: Get second place!!!
6:30 pm: Finally leave the show for home.
Pictures from the horse show will be coming soon!!