Saturday afternoon diary – horse show prep!

Today was my last lesson with Alfie before the horse show tomorrow! And what a day it was.

Our lesson went very well. He stood totally still at the mounting block for me. We went through the classes and he is ready. Tomorrow might be a different story. Same barn, same horses he knows but there are going to be spectators – not something Alfie is used to.

After our lesson he got a lovely bubble bath, pictured here drying with his cooler on.

Another picture mom??

While Alfie enjoyed his hydro hay bricks, there was no resting for me. As my trainers assistant, I taught several kids today how to properly clean tack. But my day wasn’t done yet lol, while Alfie took his afternoon nap, I helped give Martini a bath and I had the pleasure of having help from Allan, the son of our barn manger Regina.

Martini is as you all know a big horse, over 17 hands tall. So having someone helping to scrub him and rinse him made the bath much easier.

After bathing Martini, it was time to show Allan how to clean tack, my last job of the day.

Tonight, sleep will be hard as I always get excited butterflies for things like this. I told Alfie tomorrow, we are just gonna have fun and do our best. My boy has come so far, I am so proud to do these things with him.🐴❤️

Published by Judy Bennett

I am a middle aged married woman who finally was able to make her childhood dream come true. In 2016 I purchased my first horse - a beautiful older gent that I named Alfie. This blog is dedicated to everyone who loves horses and wants to see the good, the bad and the ugly of learning how to ride.

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