So you know how I was worried about driving to one of my GMO championships? Well, I ended up telling my friends about it and they came up with some great solutions.
Solution number 1 was from my friend whose Quarter Horse I rode this spring. Her place is literally 40 minutes from the show grounds where championships are being held. She had a great idea. I could trailer down Friday afternoon with Lucky to her place, have a lesson and Lucky and I could camp out for the night. How fun would that be! I would crash at her place with her and her amazing family and Lucky would get a stall for the night. Plus they have hot water so I could guarantee that Lucky would get a bath before Championships. I was stoked when she offered me that solution. It was prefect.
My job on the other hand didn’t agree with that. I had put in for a half day that Friday and didn’t get it. I thought about doing it anyway, but the earliest I could get down to her place after work would be 7:30 pm …and then I would still have to ride, bathe, braid, eat dinner, etc which would make it a very late night. Not the best solution since I have a feeling it is going to be a very early morning. So okay, that solution was out.
Another solution was to have a friend drive me. Since I have such control issues already, I don’t think putting someone else behind the wheel of my truck would help the situation. In fact, I think I would get more upset if someone else was driving my rig. I am, obviously, a very cautious trailer driver. I think that the horses I drive really appreciate that. I take turns slowly, ease to a stop, etc. If someone wasn’t driving the way I like I think I would have a conniption! So that solution went right out the door.
The most likely solution came from a friend out of state. Why not just have someone around to hold my hand if needed on the road. I thought about it, and since the “camp out” wasn’t going to work, it seemed like a great idea. I asked around, and my friend Boomerang said that she would come with me if I need her.
So that means that I am going to sign up for the GMO championships. Yay!
Even better is the fact that after I decided this I went to look up the directions just to see how bad it might be and guess what? I am only on the highway for 15 miles! Not only that, but it is literally the SAME 15 miles I have been doing all summer! The directions have me going to the same exit as the show grounds that I have been attending at the start of each month so I already know the first 50 minutes of my drive like the back of my hand! I don’t think I am going to even need a friend. Believe it or not, I actually think that I can do this! Yay!
Boomerang said she wants to come anyway so I wont have to go to Championships alone! I am soooooo happy right now! I am going to go upstairs and fill out my entry right now!