Prair's 10x20 palace is somewhat wasted as she insists on playing noses with her neighbor the entire time (but whatever makes her happy I guess..)
There is a definitely luxury in showing up to a show and having everything settled, set up and already organized - although I feel somewhat useless and haven't quite figured out what I do with myself while the guys take care of everything.
The Boy and I wandered the grounds a bit (found the food, restrooms, etc), and watched a few of the other horses get worked before Prair went out.
As snoozy and chill as she was in her stall - the gerbils started up when we pulled her out and tacked her up.
The long walk to the ring was pretty uneventful- able to stay on a loose rein (although there were a few nervous whinnies along the way).
Prair calmed down in the warm up and looked very loose and happy - although N reported that the mare was heavier in her hand than normal.
After a nice flat school she took a tour of some of the show rings and showed a bit more anxiety.
Normally Prair doesn't really "look" at flowers or mud puddles or anything like that but she was pretty concerned about every discoloration of the sand. N took that sensitivity to indicate she was just a tad overwhelmed with everything- which I'm pretty sure she was.
Today she gets schooled over fences, then I'll take her out later in the day to tootle around before we play with some ticketed schooling rounds tomorrow!
Displeasure at the lack of cookies presented.
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