Carmen: Oh for heaven's sake, could you make it more boring? Move over, I'll write this one.
Me: wait, what?
Carmen: *waggles hoof* go along now, those stalls are not going to clean themselves.
Me: um, but I----*Mare glare* sigh* okay
Sorry about that gentle readers. But honestly, since I was the 'star' of the show, it seems appropriate that I type it.
|me early in the morning|
Kalimo looked worried but I just rolled my eyes. Seriously, some days I'm sure she thinks she's 12. When we walked out of the barn Irish's head shot up and he dropped the hay he was eating to stare at us open mouthed.
Irish: Oh my god. WHAT IS GOING ON?
Carmen: Oh, you know, she's lost her mind again.
Apparently the dress rehearsal was a huge success. Of course it was.
|see what I mean? So.many.ruffles|
A. I had to show her all the danger spots, and she paid to no attention.
B. KALIMO KEPT BREATHING THE SAME AIR AS ME.
I know everyone things he's so handsome and sweet but I am not interested. At least not right now.
Our big number was near the end of the day, which is fitting. There were a few riders (young and old) in costumes. I have to say that this was the loudest show I'd ever attended. There was so much cheering, laughing, whistling and hooting in my life.
In our warm up I was, frankly, an angel. Don't tell my servant but I enjoyed the rustling of the fabric and the roses in my mane. So much prettier than the black and white of dressage. I like dressage but don't you think it's time to glam it up a bit?
|more interesting this way, don't you think?|
We went in and after a few technical difficulties the music started. I knew that I was on display and drank up the attention. I even forgot to be afraid at the spooky corners. But not to get after Kalimo for continuing to steal my air.
|Teresa: this photo makes me giggle so hard.|
(PC Hazel Caldwell)
At the end I didn't want to stop. Couldn't Kalimo tell that the exit was right there? But no, he had to stop and look noble. I did enjoy the cheering though. Clearly they recognized greatness when they saw it.
My servant was so happy. I guess it's not a bad idea to let her fun every once in a while.
|tone it down there missy|
|I might admit to enjoying myself. Maybe|
I know that you are dying to see the video so here it is: