TOABH: Wish We Could

Beka, let me just say that I am loving this blog hop series!

Wish We Could
Let’s pretend that financial restrictions don’t exist and logistics isn’t a nightmare. ¬†If you could do anything with your Ponykins, what would you do?

I would take Murray to as many Area VI and some Area VII events as I could, at whatever level we were, to try to qualify for the American Eventing Championships at the end of the season — probably an event or more a month, honestly. ¬†As it is, the two limitations above are pretty big ones for us; I can neither afford to go to¬†enough events to qualify nor do I have the time to do so. ¬†You need to place 1st-3rd in at least 2 rated events or 1st-3rd at a regional¬†championships (which means that you already placed 1st-3rd at an earlier rated event that year),¬† with no cross country refusals,¬†in order to qualify (er, could be wrong on that one, but that’s my basic interpretation). ¬†Given that a rated event runs anywhere from $600-1000 once you include hotel, gas, and food, I can afford to do approximately one in any given year, until I get a real person salary. ¬†But Murray and I LOVE eventing, and with any luck I’m going to have a Real Job soon, so hope for this exists on the horizon.

IMG_5527More of this!! Lots more! And bigger. And faster. TWSS.


Why no change of discipline? ¬†Well, honestly, I’m not super into any of the Western competition disciplines, so that kinda rules out one side of riding. ¬†I’ve done a bit of horseback ranch work before, growing up, and I like it but I don’t know that it’s a goal of mine. ¬†And other English disciplines just aren’t as fun to me as eventing! ¬†I’d love to fox hunt sometime, but I know that with his current mental blockage about groups of horses in big spaces Murray could not handle that.

So, what do you wish was possible with your pony?!