Generally Horse-Shows begin very quietly, even... peacefully. While Boss-Lady and our clients rest their dainty heads on their dainty pillows, I feed and medicate our horses. I saddle our Turn Back horse. I breathe in the quiet of a sunrise, and horses munching their hay while I clean stalls.
Then, like a hurricane, they all begin to arrive at the trailer, or the tack stall, and the questions begin.
Like rapid fire, and generally directed at someone else, but about me:
"Have you packed the show bag?"
"Where is [insert anything you can think of here]??"
"How does my horse look today?"
"What kind of hay did you feed [name] today, you know [name] only gets [this kind of hay] right?"
"is [name] legs puffy today?"
"When is my class?"
"Has [name] gotten [his/her] gastro yet?"
"Is CC loping my horse for me?"
"When should CC get on my horse?"
"Will CC know how to get my horse ready?"
"Is CC saddling my horse for me?"
The list goes on...
& I'm just standing there like:
but no one seems to care, and the questions just keep coming.
But thankfully for them, generally all those questions were already thought out, planned and ready to go before they even thought them.
& by the end of the day, after loping more horses than my body can take, and not eating a single thing..
& then, we do it all over again!