Things went down hill from there... Friday night I found out that my boyfriend of almost 4 years has decided he is not happy here in Wisconsin, and he wants to move back to Texas where he is from. He knows I'm not willing to relocate. He isn't sure yet if he wants to go or not, but I have a bad feeling about this. I think he's a bit young for a mid-life crisis, but what do I know...
Saturday started off with a group lesson which went terribly. We rode outside in the big reining arena. Everyone was loping circles and I was so happy that Rem was staying on the path I set him on. I had him on a loose rein when he tripped and we both went down. My trainer went on to tell me repeatedly why it was my fault he went down because I didn't have him collected and in the bridle. I guess I know better now... The lesson didn't get much better after that. Everyone else in the group was preparing for an upcoming show. Rem isn't ready to show, so we were kind of just there, which bummed me out because I want to show him, but like I said, he isn't ready. It's hard when everyone you ride with has a trained reiner and here I am on my uncoordinated mustang. I'm starting to feel like we don't belong.
Then, it was on to practice for our Demo at Midwest Horse Fair. This was our final practice so we could run through it with music and get the timing down because we only have 1o minutes in the coliseum. Unfortunately not everyone showed up to practice. I guess I just shouldn't worry about it, but we haven't really run through it from start to finish once. I don't even know what's happening for the last 5 minutes. So... if you see our demo and it looks like we have no idea what's going on... it's because we don't.
Can you tell I'm cranky? It's 3:30 in the morning and I just can't sleep. I have so much to do before Thursday and I can't even think straight. I'm pretty stoked that my boyfriend decided to drop that bomb on me just before Horse Fair... I haven't been this upset since my dad died back in 2005. So, if you see me at Horse Fair and I'm crying... don't mind me, I'll be fine :-)