Any regular readers will know I love a quote. I love it when you come across a quote for exactly what you are trying to say in such a perfect little bite sized snippet. Well, today the quote that feels right is “A bad workman always blames his tools.”
Yesterday was a good day in terms of moving forward on my path to confidence. We took Jack to a small, unaffiliated show jumping event and did a clear in the 1m class. We even came 3rd which I was beyond chuffed about. It’s my first rosette for a few years so meant weird amounts to me. I went home with a smile on my face but also the quote…
It is so important to be prepared. I have been working hard on the prepared thing, however, you also need to be equipped.
I am only 5″2 and not hugely strong so I have been weirdly excited by my new shavings fork. It is not so long I have to hold it below the nice bit of the handle and it’s not so heavy I end up making Serena Williams at Wimbledon type noises so I am seriously winning. The Fynalite Fork makes a difference, it makes my life easier, let’s find more ways to do that!
And if you are tall then there is a longer one so you don’t have to bend your back to the levels of a circus performer, and if you have rubber matting or use pellets then there is one specially for that too. A whole selection. Let’s all find these things that make our lives easier!
Yesterday definitely reminded me to always pack a Dually headcollar too – I need to remember Jack is still a work in progress and not to Pie’s levels of perfection just yet. Also to have more water, hairbands…….
I am debating writing a list of things needed in a lorry for shows and also one for in the basket you take to the ring. Would that be of interest?
Joey suggests a Wilberry Wonderpony should make the list and I think I agree. #kickingcancersbutt one pony at a time