Last night was the first night I have ever stayed out until one in the morning with my friends. Seeing as I am pretty much the definition of stick-in-the-mud, the person who has to get to bed by a certain time and doesn’t like parties and things like that, that’s pretty incredible. Anyhow. I had no idea that horse shows could be so long. To be fair, if I could drive and had brought a car to this horse show, I probably would have stayed true to my stick-in-the-mud nature and gone home at a reasonable time. But I was with a friend of mine, who happened to be in the horse show. So, you see, as someone who is not a horse person, (I mean, I ride horses fairly regularly but I don’t actually own one, so I wouldn’t exactly feel qualified to say I’m a horse person,) I had the opportunity to learn a few things. Here are some things you might need to know if attending a horse show.
- If the horse you are standing next to starts acting antsy, you’d better move.
- A potato race is actually a thing and you can win 30 bucks doing it.
- There might be dogs there; some people bring their dogs to horse shows. (Awwwwwe cute doggie look at da cute little puppy awe so cute.)
- If and when you are asked to hold the anxious horse, remember that being totally relaxed will eventually make the horse relax. Put yourself in the zone. It really works.
- If it starts at 6:00 PM it might go all the way into the early hours of the morning.
- It’s a horse show. There will be horses, so it’s officially awesome.