Weekend in numbers

10: Number of cups of coffee consumed on Saturday in an effort to get warm in the 50-degree weather. It didn’t work.

9: Number of tubes of Perfect Prep purchased by one person at the show. She asked how many I had left; I started to count them, and she said, “Nevermind, just give me all of them.”

8: Number of times I felt certain the 3’3 Junior Hunters must be finished; also the number of times I was wrong.

7: Number of friends who came to Tulsa to watch the grand prix on Saturday night! I was delighted to watch the grand prix with a big group of dressage people and people from the barn. Barn friends are the best kind of friends!

6: Approximate number of hours the AO Hunter division took. I really, really hate going to hunter shows.

5: Number of people who were mad that I wasn’t at the trailer at the exact moment they wanted to buy something; apparently, I shouldn’t leave to go to the bathroom or refill my water bottle.

4: Number of Very Exciting Incidents during the grand prix. Someone’s bridle broke mid-round, someone’s horse launched them into the wall around the arena, someone’s horse slid into a jump, and someone else had a rail at every single jump.

3: Number of horses who made it to the jump off of a field of nineteen. Is this typical, or was everyone at this show just having a bad night?

2: Number of children who climbed on the trailer hitch; also number of children I contemplated slapping.

1: Number of hunter shows remaining on my work calendar this year. It’s not until November and I’m already dreading it.

How was your weekend?

Author: Stephanie

Equestrian, amateur cook, people person.

14 thoughts on “Weekend in numbers”

    1. I was also asked, “Do you have any TCF?” I didn’t even know what that was until the woman said, “YOU KNOW, TOTAL CALM FOCUSED???” I need these manufacturers to start making calming supplements for humans.

  1. 8: Number of chicks my fat Dominique hatched and they are SOOOO CUTE

    1: Number of black saddle pads from three years ago that I STILL WANT WHY DON’T YOU STILL HAVE IT STEPHANIE

  2. As for the grand prix, I think the goal is for 25% to make the jump off. So of 19, you should see 5.
    Also, what’s the deal with the a/o’s?! Were there tons of them, or just none of them wanted to go in the ring?

  3. Haha one time I was in a tack trailer and the lady bought an entire unopened box of Perfect Prep. Pretty sure it was for her whole barn but my eyes bugged a little.

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