|Posted on August 1, 2009 at 11:17 AM|
well it is the welsh national show in the morning and after a solid week of rain it has been pretty hard for my groom to get me ready.. ' dodging the weather with mid-week grooming ' He has worked really hard to get me in good show condition even thou it as been a struggle with the weather.
First thing this morning I was let out on the grass to chill for a hour but it was not long before the rain began , so I was brought in and given a shower down, and put in my stable with a cooler on to stop me from getting a chill with 2 lovely big hay nets. Once I had dried of my feet hair aroung the top of my hooves ' coronet ' and my face were trimmed up. I was gloss sprayed all over and dandy brushed up and fitted with my clean stable sheet , so when it is taken off in the morning I will be really shiny. My groom also put some electrolytes in my drinking water so I dont become dehydrated from travelling.
I will be tucked up for the night with a hay net around 8 pm has I need to be plaited, have my hooves varnished and be loaded before 4 am in the morning. I have about a 2 hour journey so I hope I travel well and my class is the first one in the morning at 8 am.
This is the most important show in my agenda for the year and I take 3 very good shows of experience with me. We are not expecting any miracles has this show will find the best part bred welsh in the country , but a rosette would be nice after all the hard work that has gone into my preparation and training in my very first showing year.
Check back soon guys to see how I did at the Nationals and to see if I was placed amongst the best in the country.
Love Rififi x .