Fair is one week from being under way. The prospective of the exhibitor getting ready for fair is very hectic and at times panicky, yet it leads to diligence in getting everything cleaned, organised and ready to make that trip for the weeks stay.
As a horse exhibitor, it entails making sure over a month a head, that the animals have the necessary coggins tests and rabie shots required to exhibit this animal. These negative tests and proof of shots have to get copied along with breed registrations for horses going in classes for registered horses. Then one has to decide the proper classes to enroll in that fit that specific horse. That with all of the above, stall requests and memberships all have to be paid. Yes, there is that due date to get this all done by.
Well, then there is the tack to check out for proper fit and condition and then it all has to get cleaned and oiled and packed away. Supplies of hay and grain have to be considered and gathered to make the trip.
Then, comes readying the horse. Feet have to be properly trimmed and the horse fitted and groomed with proper care. Training is continual with a horse, ground manners, daily workouts of flat work and/or jumping to condition the horse for that course of jumps.
Getting the trailer ready to make the trip entails checking condition, cleaning, and packing. Of course making sure the vehicle you are hauling with is in condition to do the job is most important. Then we load our horse hoping that it is a good day and it can all be done easily with no fuss. Off we go! See you at the show ring!!!!!!!!!!