Hi yall, I have to admit that I am in the middle of summer doldrums here. I sort of recognized that I was feeling a little burned out only yesterday, when I realized that I needed to pack for the YR event. My friend, Michele Pestl, came today for a cross country school and she put a voice to this feeling. Getting sick of going to competitions every other weekend and feeling that not a lot was gettingdone at home! I feel particularly torn about this because my season on Taukalot has barely started. He and I have been off to a rough start this year with shoe problems, then a hock repair, now a fall at Rebecca and me limping around. I only now, the last 10 days, feel that he and I are ready to do anything and properly prepared to go to an event. So, where is my motivation? Where is my gung-ho?
I think that I would be MUCH more inclined to go to a show if it were a two or one day event. I am very disappointed that Area VII seems to be stuck on the 3 day affair, which is really 4 days because you arrive on Thursday. I would like to get a competition done, and go home. I have heard the excuse that its because everyone drives for such long distances here and therefore we need the 3 days to properly compete. Bologney. (or however you spell that). Most of Southern Pines NC eventers would slog up to Surefire, Loch Moy, Plantation, which all run over 2 days. That is a 4-6 hour drive. Our horses did fine, and if we needed an extra day to recover, then spend the night on Sunday and drive home Monday. Event Organizers Hear My Plea!!!!! Can we just try it for one season, where some events pluck up the courage to be different and run over 2 days?? Please???
Also, congratulations to Kasey Moore for getting her B rating yesterday! I am so proud of her!