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>> Friday, October 9, 2009


By the time you read this it will be Friday. Tango and I will be on our way to the last show of the season. I seriously hope that talk I had with Tango about his manners will carry over to the show.
I really need the boy to cooperate. The show will be challenging for a couple reasons. First of all, Tango and I are fairly new to this dressage stuff. We have to think every step of the way. A lot of the responsibility falls on me. I have to give Tango the right signals in order for him to do what he needs to do.
When the weather is dry and sunny I can think more clearly. We're supposed to have between two and four inches of rain tonight and tomorrow. That means that Tango and I will be riding in less that desirable circumstances. In fact, it will be a little scary for me because the arenas will be slippery. I've never seen them cancel a show, so ride we will.
Tango's a sure-footed boy so I just need to stay calm. The good thing about the mud is that the judges won't be too critical of the dirt that Tango just can't stay out of even on a good day. I don't have to spit shine him as much as usual.
We're riding at 2:00, 2:25, and 4:00 on Saturday. On Sunday we're riding at 9:45, 3:30, and 4:24. It's going to be a long fun weekend. Wish us luck! We'll let you know how things go when we get back!

21 comments:

Carolyn October 9, 2009 at 3:45 AM  

What with mud likely to be so much in abundance, the paint job Tango had a couple of weeks ago might have gone unnoticed !

Good luck, be safe and above all have fun!

ANULAL October 9, 2009 at 4:01 AM  

one more Tango story!

Cocorue October 9, 2009 at 4:21 AM  

All the best Jan.....take care and have faith in Tango

Oh and don't forget to enjoy
chikisses
coco & lilian

MAX October 9, 2009 at 6:56 AM  

Hi Jan & Tango.
All the best of luck!!!
But enjoy the moment with your companion - that's what really counts!
Lotsalicks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Gloria October 9, 2009 at 9:18 AM  

My best to you both! Can't wait to see how it turns out! Have fun too!

Kat October 9, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

Take a deep breath, and enjoy! Best to you and Tango.

Honeygo Beasley October 9, 2009 at 11:37 AM  

Wishing you and Tango the best of luck. It takes two to Tango and I am sure you both will be a great team. Hope the mud and rain didn't cause too much of a muss. Can't wait to hear how it went and hear the stories.

TC October 9, 2009 at 2:53 PM  

Good Luck, I'm sure all will be fine. It will all be OK and we are waiting for the Tango stories!

chicamom85 October 9, 2009 at 3:20 PM  

Oh yahoo and good luck to you and Tango. Go get em, take no prisoners.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Oklahoma Granny October 9, 2009 at 5:47 PM  

Wishing you the best of luck at your show.

Tweedles -- that's me... October 9, 2009 at 9:33 PM  

First of all have fun.
It will be a little muddy- but I bet Tango will know what to do.
We know the 2 of you will shine!
Can't wait for you to tell us all the story of how it went!
xoxoxo

Benny and Lily October 9, 2009 at 10:03 PM  

Good luck and have fun. thank goodness mom has to worry more than you Tango
BOL
Benny & Lily
....we will keep our paws crossed

Anne, Sailor, Jib, and Zoe October 9, 2009 at 11:01 PM  

Wishing you those magical moments when the two of you are in perfect sinc and are a TEAM. Oh, that and good footing.

BRUTUS October 10, 2009 at 6:45 PM  

Hope you have a great show! I have many memories of rain so hard that it poured of the rim of my tophat in a steady stream! Wearing raincoats is great & all, but when the pockets fill with water it can get a little heavy!!

Michelle

Sandy October 11, 2009 at 6:54 AM  

Cleared off nicely yesterday so hope that helped. Suitcase is heading out to St. Louis very soon, will try to call you in route. Best of luck to you and Tango.

Sandy

Sharon Wagner October 11, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

Good Luck!

Oskar October 11, 2009 at 4:36 PM  

Good luck on your fancy competition, I hope you win!

Serendipity October 12, 2009 at 12:15 AM  

Good luck(albeit a bit belated)! Hope it went well!

Sam October 12, 2009 at 11:00 AM  

Ah, wow, you bring back memories of my riding days. My old boy had a blaze just like Tango's. Best of luck at the show - can't wait to hear how it went!

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