Rainy days are great for busy boarders because they give you (me) time to clean tack, groom without feeling rushed, and then still have time to take care of your other life. The life where laundry needs folding, groceries need to be purchased, and other errands accomplished. I have a lesson at 1:00 today, the first one in nearly a month, but I am fine with having a rainy day instead. Since rain was predicted, yesterday I packed nearly everything I might need for next weekend's show. I have a few things yet to gather, (braiding materials, people food, and chains and hooks) but I am pretty ready to head out of town. And as a bonus, ride times have been tentatively posted. I feel lucky since my Saturday times are after lunch. Now I don't have to figure out how to bathe and braid at 6:00 a.m. I'll be able to get Speedy G cleaned up and braided without having to rush. I might even get to eat a meal or two before showing instead of starving like I usually do. Sunday's times are also a bit late which means that I'll get home later than planned, but it's okay since I have the whole next week off!
Packing up for the show ... Click photos for captions and larger views.