Just checking in.... So far no Cother sightings... But that could be because if the inclement weather. I'm stabled in the east temporary stables, #89 and 90. Did not break out the fancy hunter jacket today... Too much mud/sand. Forecast is for better weather the rest of the show.
just did one round on each horse today. Nothing to write home about... Where's that pocket trainer when you need it?
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Just checking in.... . Did not break out the fancy hunter jacket today... Too much mud/sand. Forecast is for better weather the rest of the show.
What is the footing like in the hunter rings? Is it plain sand, or does it have either a foam/rubber particle additive (like Nike shoe shreds), or felt/ textile (like GGT)? I have been told that the main jumper rings have GGT - how do they look?
From what I remember (from just 2 yrs ago) the hunter rings are just sand. But, even in bad weather (and it rained a LOT) they were just great to ride in....no issues whatsoever. TBird keep their rings in awesome riding shape....love the place!
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They've redone two of the jumper rings (one is the FEI Wamrm-up) in the most jaw dropping beautiful and well draining sand/felt with a very high tech base. Very cool stuff to ride on, although it's a bit unnerving when you can't hear other horses! Footfalls are VERY muffled. The horses seem to love it.
Hunter rings are still sand but they drain reasonably well.
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Um, I'm willing to bet said friend is NS's trainer... it's a small, small world!
Think we were talking about different people... but I can guess who you're talking about.
My first "A" show experience was a mixed bag... wish it hadn't rained so much the first two days! Luckily I had a $60 jacket which I didn't mind getting muddy, as well as a good one.
I met up with Foxtrot's but didn't manage to catch any other Cothers that I know about. myrna, I think you must have been in the silver bullet trailer? Every time I went by it was closed (but, I mostly walked by early AM and at the end of the day when things were closing up).
Also was great to see one of the horse's former owners, who turned out to be a great groom as well.