Between 4:45 and 5:30 Alarm goes off
10 minutes later I actually get out of bed and start the coffee (Breakfast? Hah yeah right)
Get dressed, curse coffee maker for being slow, bathroom stuff, thank God that coffee is done.
Between 5:15 and 5:45 run to car with coffee, purse, bag of clothes, bag of washed polos and saddle towels, etc etc.
|Early morning driving makes for great pictures|
6:00 get to the track, before this I have often taken care of my own horses or horses I am house sitting for, also I have picked up our exercise rider at his house.
6:00-9:30 groom, gallop, clean stalls, drink coffee, etc etc. Pretty much do whatever needs done.
10:00 Get to first barn, change into breeches and ride two or three. Drink Coffee. Later in the summer this included Prisoner, yay!
|Yep, occasionally I do western too|
12:30 Next barn, ride one or two more.
On lighter days I go back to the track around 12:00 or 1 and help with lunch chores and then go to lunch with the Hubby.
|Time to rake|
Somewhere in here I run home to let Charlie run around and probably get more clothes.
3:00 Head out to the 100 acres where Diva and Bridger live and ride them if it isn't too hot.
4:00 Either still riding or doing PM chores so I can run back to the track. Drink more coffee.
5:00 back at the track, races start at 5:30. Change back into jeans, cowboy boots, and a cute shirt. Help bathe horses for the later races, tack horses up, lead horses to races, cool out horses, help friends with their horses if we don't have anything in.
|You know we are in Charge|
|Waiting for the call to the paddock|
|Seriously makes all the hard long days worth it when you have friends like this|
|Apparently I had a good story to tell|
|Test barn when Waffles won|
|Good times winning with Yuma|
9 or 9:30 go out to dinner with friends who help with the horses
10:30 get home
|Charlie has kitty friends to hang out with|
11:00 Pass out face down in my pillow