Soon it will be the time of the year, when you start to decide what new offit for the up-coming show season you will want to have. New colors, new blouse, new equipment. When our shop was open, it was the time of year when made a lot of money. Moms would come in early and to see about a show clothes, show halter or perhaps even a new show saddle.
First they would have to deiced on the color so they could match their show blanket with their blouse. Then they always would look for a way to add a little extra silver. Perhaps a silver concho for their show bridle. Several times, especially if I knew the parents, I would ask it they needed a few more lessons first, before a several thousand dollar show saddle. Sometimes, my comment was not appreciate.
Sometimes we forget that it is not the re-design on the outside that matters, but it it the design on the inside. That life-lesson has only been easier to learn as I have gotten older, but it it s hard lesson for me.
We were up with the Mobile unit at a horse show in MN, and I got a few extra minutes to watch the pleasure classes. I love those classes. Anyway, A young girl road in the arena, with such an air of confidence about her, that you know she was going to place, if not win. She had a simple blue jean vest with a cute fur collar worn simply with a tan colored turtleneck. She had absolutely no glitter anywhere except for a smaller silver belt buckle. She had a simple square skirted , clean working saddle, and the bridle was just a one-eared simple headstall, with no silver added.
She was a pleasure to watch, and she did win almost every pleasure class she entered. Just a reminder to me you do not always need to have a lot of glitter if you already shine on the inside and when you meet a person that really know this in their heart, they shine.
It is easy to fall into tying to get the prettiest outfit, and I have done that one as well in my lifetime, but now I find my time spent trying to bring out more of what is on the inside. I want to shine in my own light.
For today, look inside for your own light and let it shine for the entire day.
Remember, I believe in you. I believe in your dreams.
Always remember to Greet the world like your horse greets you, as if there is no tomorrow.
Just WHINNNNNY and enjoy the ride!
Daily Oats: Livin for the whinny
If you do need some more glitter to match your inside, check out Knot-a-Tail’s show magnets and Knot-a-Tail’s arena number clips.
Also find a Knot-a-Tail silver bridle and saddle conchos along with silver blanket bars to hold your arena number with the up-most elegance.
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