Never have I ever been gotten fake nails.
Never have I ever shown above training level at a sanctioned event.
Never have I ever owned a warmblood.
Never have I ever been to AEC's.
Never have I ever bought a horse for more than $1000
Are some of you feeling tipsy yet?
Never have I ever smelled anything in my life.
Never have I ever seen a Marilyn Monroe movie.
Never have I ever catch rode at a USEA event
Wait. that last one was a lie.
I'M CATCH RIDING AT TEAM CHALLENGE.
DONT CARE, SO HAPPY. DYING OF BLISS.
The universe DOES care. It does!
Just as I was truly getting in a funk about the lameness issues (now solved, but prevented riding for a few weeks) and prolonged time off from being sick, insane schedule change, and now the torrential rains, a fellow blogger messages me asking if I would be crazy enough to ride a horse I've never even seen in real life at a sanctioned USEA event THIS WEEKEND.
I thought about it for approximately 18 minutes and then was like, yes. Hell yes. HAIL FUCKING YES.
Completely disregard that I don't have half my showing clothes anymore (stolen) or that I haven't even shown sanctioned in TWO YEARS (omg *dies a little*), or that I'm ever so slightly out of riding shape. Its fiiiiine. It'll be fine. An adventure, if you will.
The details are still in the works, but as of now, right now, on this 13th day of October, I, Monica, will be making my debut back onto to scene of real eventing, riding a horse I've never met.
Some of you may know him as Steady. I know him as Mr. Shiny and fellow OTTB poster child. And now my mount for the freaking Team Challenge!
|As adorable as OTTBs come|
So of course, the eventer inside me is quivering with anticipation and the added excitement of the unknown. Too bad its the last show of the year, but I DONT CARE I'M GOING TO A USEA SHOW IN 2014.
Besides, he so stinking cute and ready for action. I love it! His owner says he's a bit strong and words like "over exuberant" "insanely fast" and "easily pissed off" were thrown around, but that only adds to my fun. Has anyone actually SEEN Yankee go XC? Does anyone know why I use the waterford combo with a leverage action noseband? Yeah. More words could be thrown around for Yankee, like, "Mildly retarded" "Might actually be bipolar" and "nearly uncontrollable".
Totally wicked awesome substitute for my non-riding blues.