Since its at Prairieland (in Saskatoon) again the boys will be able to spend their nights at home, and so will I. I'll enjoy sleeping in my own bed and having a real shower but I will miss the camaraderie of camping it out with the girls.
I'm kinda nervous. I haven't made it to a lot of jackpots this year and have made a few changes with the boys... although going to the right first should help avoid my biggest problem with Voodoo's run last year, the oh so scary "running into the crowd" effect.
(the way the arena is set up at Prairieland the bleachers are on the right hand side
and right up to the fence,
which is made of corral panels so its pretty 'open'.
when you go left first you are pretty much running right AT the crowd for 2nd barrel.
freaked. Voodoo. OUT.)Also I haven't been riding as much as I'd like to so the boys aren't in as good of shape as I'd like and I'm not in 'riding shape' either.
This evening I took the quad and mini discer through the arena, man was the ground nice! Then Kimfer and I rode and did some barrel work. I only had time to work one horse so I rode Applejack (I rode Voodoo at sorting yesterday). We only loped the pattern but he went really nice :)
Between work and Greek class tomorrow I won't have time to ride, but I plan to ride the rest of the week. Plus there's cleaning the truck & trailer, organizing and cleaning tack, getting my wardrobe ready (pretty much the only time I wear my western shirts is at Prov. Finals and District Finals lol), giving the boys a bath and maybe doing some clipping. Yep it'll be a busy week!
Seeing as I'll be home I hope to find time to do a few posts during finals. If not there's always Facebook & Twitter :)