|"Trouble, Who me?"|
I swear since Roscoe was born, we have dealt with people asking if we were doing the right thing with him. From keeping him a stallion to riding him in a show. Those of you who have read this blog know that we put a lot of work into Roscoe and he continues to surprise us. Yes, in a perfect world I would have lessons and be able to bring him to lots of places. Sorry, my world is not perfect. My pony is stuck creeping along with me.
Anyway I did not sign up for this show thinking it would be a cakewalk. These are the facts:
2. Roscoe is a Stallion!!! I do know this fact. I expect him to call and I expect the chance he will charge other horses. So I will not sit like a sack of potatoes on him.
3. The temperature will be in the high 90's. I think that will slow down my Cob who tends to be on the lazy side.
4. Roscoe will have all day to chill out, I will have all day to worry. I am a nervous shower. That said he is not my first 5 yr old project pony. I have a history of riding rotten ponies.
5. I would never leave the barn if I worried about the "could be's" or "maybe's."
6. My pony is not a robot and has a mind of his own. I will think positive and deal with any issues.
7. This show is a schooling opportunity, no more, no less.
So please have a little faith in Roscoe! He is a good boy. I am not one to hide the growing pains of training and I won't start now. What happens, will happen. We trailered him to Peggy's as a 2yr old for his first long ride and he did great. I am holding onto the positive moments and the fact that I know him. If I never took chances, I would not have him or Rosemary.