13: Number of hours I spent at the dressage show on Saturday. This is what happens when you’re in charge of managing a show with 85 rides!
12: Approximate number of minutes I had to warm up my friend’s horse at his very first show before riding him in his very first dressage test.
11: Approximate number of sad, tiny, baby whinnies friend’s horse let out during his test.
10: Number of hours I slept on Saturday after staggering in the door at 10:30 PM. Luxury!
9: Number of complaints I fielded about the arena footing at the show.
8: Number of people who volunteered at the show throughout the day. Consider this a plea on behalf of your local organization for your help!
7: Number of times I revised the stupid ride times.
6: Number of leftover pizzas I took home from the show. I suppose there are some perks to show management.
5: Number of points Gina’s First 2 test improved from the last show!
4: Number of giant, sandy deep spots in the dressage ring.
3: Average number of times I had to calculate each test I was scoring before I arrived at two final scores that were the same.
2: Number of times Gina wigged out and pulled back when I loaded her up to go home for the night. Also the number of times she galloped off to the far end of the show grounds after pulling back. Also the number of times I contemplated beating her.
1: Number of baby horses born at the barn this weekend! An extra half hour for baby horse snuggles has already been budgeted into my barn time.
What did y’all get up to this weekend?