Thursday, April 27, 2017

Clinic Prep

AKA, how not to prepare for your first clinic ever.

C'mon Vermont give me some of this! 

Step 1) Sign up horse that hasn't been ridden since last summer and had lameness issues.
Step 2) Ride him a few times and decide he is to be retired.
Pls canter like normal horse
Step 3) Beg to borrow another horse so you aren't out clinic money
Step 4) Acquire TB that was a brat to ride last year and hasn't been saddled since last fall.

What is this foreign language

Step 5) Accidentally perform the rain dance for Mother Nature securing the fact that you can't even ride the dumb horse before the clinic
Step 6) Attempt to calm yourself two days before the clinic by telling yourself he will surprise you and be a saint
Pls be good

Step 7) Pray to clinic gods that it will get rained out and you won't have to tempt fate on sassy TB


  1. Ohhhh boy. I guess even if you go, you'll learn a lot?!

  2. Wow... um... wow. Good luck. I hope that you learn some interesting lesson while riding this horse.

  3. You can do it! It will be fun and a whole new experience. of course, I'm sitting her trying to not freak out about the clinic I signed up for this weekend....

  4. Oh my gosh! This is funny! I hope it goes well. I had my first jumping clinic a few weeks ago and I know that dread/excitement/terror/I'm-going-to-make-a-fool-of-myself feeling. :) Just have fun! That's why we do this!