Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Carpe Diem! Showing Abigail

The Sheriff Dunit by Hollywood Dun It standing at McBride Quarter Horses
(unrelated to post just had to share a beautiful photo of a beautiful stallion!)
Last week I had epiphany! It went like this- I asked a friend of mine if she would be interested in showing Abby this year. She looked at me funny for a moment and then asked, "Why don't you just show her?" I replied with a long explanation about expenses, too many horses, too little time, needing to prioritize and a bunch of other legitimate reasons why I really cant afford to show- I really do have to many horses and too little time and I really should be focused on getting M sold and Hola started....


Then I had an epiphany. To be fair it wasn't like all of the sudden I just had some bright idea. It was that all of the sudden all of the support and advice I had been receiving from my amazing friends and family finally seeped its way through my thick noggin. I should show Abby. You know... my mare- the horse I put oodles of cash and time in to finishing as a reiner... yah, that one... I own a reining horse. Maybe I should... I don't know... rein on her? All of those reasons I had for not doing it might make sense in reality but when a "bucket list" dream is so immediately achievable it just seems almost disrespectful to life and to the opportunity I have to not seize the day! Carpe Diem! It seems I fell in to that old human trap of thinking that "next year" would be a better time... who knows what next year will bring! This year is the year I am living NOW. I want to show my horse. It isn't going to be easy and I might not be able to get it done but I sure the hell am going to try.


  1. Yay!!! Good for you, you should go out there and do it :)

  2. That is great news! Carpe diem indeed! Can't wait to hear about it. (see, now you have us here needing updates!) :-D