Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Best Laid Plans...

For obvious reasons, it is nearly impossible to plan for the future right now.  I clearly have no idea what life will be like with a child.  

That, however, is not keeping me from daydreaming about the ride schedule for this fall!  

There are 4 rides that I would like to make it to in October and November:
Indian Territory 
October 1st 
at Lake Oologah

Jo Tate Fall Paradise
October 15th
at Washburn, Mo

True Grit
October 29th
at Cedar Lake

Season Finale
November 25-26th
at Bell Cow Lake

Knowing Boomer and his performance history last year, I know it is entirely possible for him to complete three rides in October and then be fit enough to do a 2 day ride the next month.  Of course, this plan hinges on several other factors.  The biggest two factors are me getting a saddle and getting back to riding in May or June!  

I have no idea if the best plan would be to bring John and Baby Paisley along for the trips or to leave them at home and take a horse vacation on my own.  I would rather not travel alone, but I have no idea how babies handle weather and camping.  Doing internet searches brings up lots of advice for camping with babies that makes it seem doable.  Paisley will be 6-7 months old then.  It would be a MUCH easier decision if we had a trailer with some sort of climate control and a generator!  

So, I'm really hoping that I will be able to do a few rides in October/November.  Whether I end up doing them alone or with the whole family is yet to be determined!  

I had so much fun with Boomer last year doing rides and I really look forward to being able to get back into the swing of things again soon!    


Shanster said...

Me too - fun to hear about your rides! You'll git 'r figured out....

Sally said...

Hmmm. Babies and camping. It can be done! That late in the year I'd make plans for a heater..good luck!

Carol said...

Thanks for sending me the link on treating your horse for sarcoids. I read it with relief :)
This is a very exciting time for you and your husband. Congratulations!
I hope you get those fall rides in - they sound like fun.