Sunday, April 10, 2016

Horse Show Prep: #Exhausting

Dover was yesterday. Today was a ride on Ellie, a hack on Bella, and trunk packing- the horses leave for Brookside tomorrow!
Trunk packing, in true Emily neurotic fashion, involves pulling everything out of both trunks The insides are wiped down, blankets shaken out, bottles and brushes cleaned. The trunk that goes to shows typically houses extra blankets, pads, miscellaneous items- which are put into giant IKEA tarp bags and lugged home for the week with my saddle along with them.
Bridle and martingale are oiled, stirrups spit shined.

Needed to catch some zzzz's on the couch with Felix since I still need to get myself to two days of work before the fun begins!
 I wasn't the only one who was tired today! I had to share the couch!


  1. Good luck at the show!

  2. Show prep is super tiring, it's like a neverending waterfall of details

  3. At least you have a plan. I did not so I was cleaning my bridle at 10pm on Saturday night when I needed to get up at 3am.

  4. Good luck this weekend! I'm packing for an outing too and definitely feel like the prep takes way more effort than the actual weekend will.

  5. Good luck, have fun!!