Monday, June 16, 2008

Great Weekend

I'm going to try and make this short since I don't have a lot of time. I had a great weekend. The test on Friday, was so so. Not really sure if I passed or not, but it's over and I don't have to think about it anymore until I get the results in 60 days. I then rushed to "G's" to pick up the dogs. He was kind enough to offer to watch the dogs while I had a show and said that I could even drop them off Friday morning. The transaction went well. He was still in bed. We said hi and bye and I lef to meet people for the test. So I took the dogs to the barn. Rode Moonshine and she was really really good but a bit lazy. Didn't ride too long cause wanted her to be fresh for the show tomorrow. Did all the bathing, brushing, clipping and polishing. The barn owner did the braiding because I am literally braiding illiterate. I suck at it and can't even braid my own god damn hair! It really is pathetic. Later that night I went to "G's" to drop the dogs back off. It actually went really well. He invited me to dinner as a last minute thing and then we went back to his house and chilled for a little. He wanted to be physical, and trust me I did to, but I held my ground. He agreed that it's wan't the right thing to do. We left on a good note and I went to the barn to sleep in the camper with my friend.

Woke up at 4:15AM after only getting 4 hrs of sleep. Loaded the horses and off to the show we went. The show was awesome. Not as many people as there usually are but it was a beautiful day. It was a double judged show so it was nice to have double the feed back and the hcourses were nice. Moonshine did really well. We got 3 firsts, 4 seconds and one 6th. We placed in every class and she ended up reserve champion in the special working hunter division which I was very proud of. Everyone else from the barn did exceptionally well also. We had a fun drive back, stopped at Burger King to eat a greasy burger. We joked the whole way home and exhaustion was taking over all of our brains. "G" texted me and asked if I wanted anything adult to drink since he was going to the store (he really knows me after a show) He bought me some Pina Colada mix. Got back to the barn, unloaded and unpacked from the show. Got the horses braids out and fed them. I mucked out the trailer and then went to "G's" to drink and see my dogs.

I have to admit that I had a really good time at his house. We laughed, we joked and it was casual and he was NOT drunk!!! He told me that he was trying to take the week to himself and figure some stuff out. I encouraged him on this. Before I knew it I had one too many drinks to drive and fell asleep on the couch. We woke up and went to bed, FULLY DRESSED! We slept in till 9AM and it was great. Got up took SEPERATE showers, chatted and went about our day. I went to the barn to chill and let the dogs run around. I had every intention of riding Possum but it was down pouring and he was soaked outside and I was still feeling physically tired from the week before. I took my parents out to eat and it was nice, had some good food and visited. Talked about the apartment I'm going to look at today and keeping our fingers crossed.

I then went back to "G's" to watch TV and chill. I asked if he wanted to go to the movies but he had a really bad stomach and headache. So we crashed on the couch and before I knew it I had fallen asleep. A big pile, of me, G and the 2 dogs, one big happy family. I ended up staying over, strictly sleeping. Got up, he went to work and then I went to work.

One thing really did suck today. I was driving back from a home visit to the office and I was just cruising and wondering why I was still tired when I see blue lights behind me. I got a speeding ticked for $185!!!!! I think I'm gonna context it only because that's a shit load of money! I actually held it together quite well and didn't get freaked out. The cop was nice but neverther the less I still got a ticket. Oh well, no one died and it's only money, can't take it with you when you die, right?? But it still comes in hand while your alive. So anyways keep your fingers crossed about the apartment today.

Above is a little candid that someone took at the show of Moonshine and myself. It was really hot all dressed up bit still a good day over all.


Stephanie said...

Sounds like your weekend was more fun than mine.

You are doing great around "G" by the way. I hope that it's helping you feel better about yourself and your place in life...sounds like it has.

I have a question - do you ride Moonshine for someone? Do you show your horse with her or take him to different shows? I thought maybe Moonshine was your horse too until your most recent post...

sidetracked said...

Hey Stephanie,

Moonshine is the barn owners horse. She was born and raised on the farm and is now a very beautiful 7yo perchXTB. The barn owner does not show locally. She used to show big time in hunters and equitation and does not feel that it is fair to show in anything but professional classes. So she has higher advanced students at the barn ride and help train her babies and in turn they get to show them for free. This particualr show I did not get to ride Moonshine as much as I wanted to with work and the test so we made a deal that she would pay for the trucking and I would pay for the classes, so that way her horse can be out there and be seen and I can still show.

She has offered to let me show Moonshine this weekened as well for free as long as I put in atleast 3 training rides on her this week. It's just a way for me to keep showing and not have to fit the whole bill. I actually had a lot of people coming up to me at the show and ask where my appy was and I had no idea who they were. They said that there's not many apps in hunters and really like him, so that was a compliment. I do miss showing him. I'm waiting for my stimulus check and then taking him to a HUGE show July 13th, my favorite show of the year!

Stephanie said...

Sounds cool - I love BIG shows too!

They are so expensive but so fun too!

Ok I the Quarter Horse scene they are really super controlling who can and who can't show a horse because unless you are a professional you usually have to own the horse to show it at any level other than Open. I've done Opens Shows and I have done zone shows and I have done some Hunter/Jumper shows and I can say that I think AQHA is being rather restrictive in that aspect. I think they would end up with more entries if they could loosen that up a bit.