Thursday, March 5, 2015


Sigh.  HITS is over for me.  I had 2 great shows there and now it's time for a break.  Maybe I am neurotic, maybe a tad obsessive, but I like to give my mare a break.  After 3 days of jumping she will get 3-4 days off and probably a week + off from jumping.  

I have pondered hard about returning next week for the $25K Classic.  I think it would be fun and we have as good of a shot at it as anyone but realistically it is a lot of money to go show for one class (entry fee is $475 + $25 late entry fee).  There is a 24 hour rule so I have to get a stall (at $250 + shavings to use for 1 night) and also enter one other adult jumper class ($50).  Then add fuel, hotel, training, office fees, late entry fee, etc.  I have reasoned that the next show is only a month away and what I would spend to go do the classic would be best spent toward other shows coming up.  That's my adult decision.  Not the fun decision but the financially wise one.  I also want to continue to focus on my goal of moving up a division.

So next up for Poppy is an AA show in April.  This also gives me time for baby Monster.  There is a local show this weekend that I am skipping even though it would be good for him to go school.  I am tired and want a weekend home.  Plus my employees are tired of me taking off all these Fridays I am sure.  

My most favorite day of the year is coming up this weekend.  Daylight Savings!!!!   I have lunged Monster the past 2 evenings and am looking forward to getting him back into regular work this weekend.

I am so thankful to my friend's husband for taking these beautiful pictures of Poppy last weekend.  I have a few more to sprinkle through my posts this week :)


  1. These pictures are wonderful! I think you're making a very wise "adult decision" too :)

  2. Beautiful pics!! Congrats again on a great showing at hits! Seems like focusing on your goal of moving up rather than showing again next weekend will have a bigger pay off later anyway. Looking forward to seeing more of baby luxxx too!!

  3. You and Poppy look fantastic. :-)

  4. Just loves these pictures of Poppy. Good financial show decisions will make you feel better in the long run!

  5. Poppy is such a fantastic jumper -- the photos look awesome!

  6. Gorgeous photos of a fabulous pair ♡♡♡♡
    Making adult decisions is hard but will totes pay off in the long run, go you!