I am not even close to being ready.
I have never been this close to a show and still have so much to do. Normally I have everything ready for a show weeks ahead of time. I usually get all the class lists and papers done and in the binder, then I just get the horses together the night before. Simple. This time? I have the horses together. I did finally print my paperwork for the show. But I still have to finish all the saddle pads, find the last minute props that I need and get everything organized. I am starting to really freak out.
I know why I haven't gotten anything done, but for the last 3ish months I have been hoping that these shows would pull me out of my dive and get me back on track. If anything, they have driven me further. I was getting rather overwhelmed with the performance stuff. On Wednesday I decided that I wasn't going to the showmanship. It's one more thing I don't have to worry/deal with so I'm ok with my decision. I have also picked a few more classes that I can skip and not feel baad about if I start feeling overwhelmed and need a pause. I'm hoping that there will be enough people entered in performance that the judge will have to take a little time so that I can keep up with the halter classes. I also got rid of most of the extra tack pieces in all the classes that aren't really needed. Things like boots and breast plates are things that make an entry look great, but I really just want to get another performance show under my belt. It has been YEARS since I did one and I feel like I'm getting to the point where I'm not sure if I will keep going with it. I really love going to shows, but doing both is stressing me out before hand, I can't imagine how I will be at the show.
I am looking forward to the road trips though. I really love going on long drives so going on 2, 2 weekends in a row makes me happy.
In the mean time, I'm going to try and get something productive done tonight for hitting the hay.
Until next time, here's to hopefully having hair left by the end of the month.