When I first started thinking about showing dressage, I seriously couldn't find anyone who could/would help me figure out EXACTLY what clothes and tack I would need for a schooling or rated show. I rode in tights. Giraffe print tights. I wasn't even sure what the difference was between tights and breeches. And to be COMPLETELY honest, I had to learn about English tack in general. I didn't know what was meant by a snaffle bridle, caveson, flash, pelham bit, double bridle, all purpose pad, half pad, and a bunch of other words that sounded like they were in English, but I certainly didn't know what they meant! THANK YOU Wikipedia! Ask me sometime about Hi-ties, cruppers, scoops and sponges. Those are words I get!
I was also completely baffled by show premiums and actually had to ask a show secretary how to fill one out! I have filled out more than seventy-five endurance race entries so I know I am not a complete idiot ... But show premiums? A whole new game.
So back to Baskin's mom and her suggested blog topics:
And now a few of my own topics:
If you have a topic you'd like me to dig into, please comment! I probably won't know the answer, but I love to research stuff.