>> Sunday, May 10, 2009
See Tango and me last year at show? He looks beautiful and clean. In fact, my boy looks so clean it almost makes me tired.
Why? Because Saturday is my first show of the year. Granted, it's just a schooling show, but it's a show nonetheless. Since I believe in horses being horses, Tango is turned out every single day. I love the barn where I board Tango because they share my philosophy. That's the good news.
The bad news is that Tango has a winter's worth of dirt on him. His white is so yellow he looks like faded sunshine. His black could be black but it could be brown or maybe it's gray. Your guess would be as good as mine. Tango is filthy. Filthy and happy.
At any rate, Tango's going to have to have at least three baths before I get to the real McCoy...the one that makes him presentable to show. That's my first priority this week...bath one. It makes me cold just to think about it because I'll get almost as wet as Tango.
Since I'm not as young as I used to be, I've decided my second priority will be the preparation. My goal is to have the trailer packed and ready to go by Wednesday. Then on Friday, all I'll have to do is spit shine and go. That's my plan.
On second thought, luck might work better and more efficiently than my plan! So, wish me luck.
I'll let you know how lucky I am as the week progresses.
Someone please remind me not to look down while I'm riding!!!