Thanks to the weather, things have been pretty boring in the horse world. The BO has been keeping Lilly in during the day and turning her out at night at my request. So each day around noon, I drove over to see her. I refill her water, throw her a flake of hay, pick out her stall, spray her with fly spray, and groom her. Then I'm on my way back home. We're getting a break in the weather, but it's coming just in time for my week to get busy with non-horsey things and wedding things. That's the way it always goes.
A few months ago, I started thinking about going to a Paint show. There is one the weekend of July 14th and I was seriously considering going. It's an EIGHT(!) judge show, and those are always really expensive because you pay per class, per judge, but they implemented a "poor boy" fee, so I figured I might actually be able to afford it. It's still pricey, but one of my goals this year was to show at an APHA show and this one is my only option.
I've decided, however, I'm not going. Even though it's "affordable", it's still too expensive considering how much time I've been able to spend working my horse these last couple months. I was thinking maybe with eight judges, one of them might like us, but I just can't risk it. Even if I wasn't worried about placing, it's still fun to go to these weekend breed shows, but I just can't talk myself into it.
So instead of the Paint show, I'm planning on hauling Lilly to a smaller, local show. Hopefully the weather stays tolerable and I can get in some good rides between now and then. The arena was finally dragged, so at least we're making some progress.
Hope everyone is staying cool!