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

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

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