Thursday, September 24, 2009

An era goes away.....

Bet you all didn't know that I used to show horses? Seriously show horses, every weekend from March until October. All over Ohio. Saturday and Sunday, with a lot of travel. I can remember one time driving 2 hours for 1 class. We spent more time waiting for our food from the concession stand than I did actually showing the class. Todd still wonders how I talked him into going with me to that one....my response is - why are you complaining - I did win the class, didn't I?


Well, having kids finished horse shows off for a while, and in my naivette I thought once they were old enough they would love showing and horses as much as I do, and we'd pick up right where I left off.


Wrong.


Jessie has informed me that there is no way I am showing a horse when there are cows and pigs to be shown. She talks the good talk when she is with grandpa about wanting to ride, but....if I ask her at home if she wants to ride - nope, I want to go walk a calf.


So my show saddle was going to be listed on ebay tonight. We've kicked this around for months. The breaking point was, do I need a $1,400 saddle to ride a horse once a month (um....or less the way this summer has been). But then a good friend came over and had another friend who is looking for a show saddle for their 12 year old daughter.


Here's to hoping they buy it. There is a steer to buy for Jessie and hotel rooms in Columbus to pay for, don't you know......

3 comments:

scrappy quilter said...

Hope you can sell it quickly.

Miriam said...

I feel for you on this one. You're a good mom!

Nancy M. said...

I'd probably be like Jessie and rather show a cow. It's cool that you showed horses! That is a very pretty saddle.