Saturday morning as I got ready to warm up I dropped off my add slip to the back gate girl for my trot a pole class. Once we warmed up my trainer and I went up to the gate to put me into the order. The back gate girl goes "This is a little weird, but I follow you on Instagram and am excited to see Peebs in real life!" She runs the Insta accounts for the show management and her barn, both of which I follow. She followed me back on both accounts. She did say Peebs is just as cute IRL as online.
While watching the Big Eq classes one of the local BNT was very vocal with some of her clients. As one was having trouble in the flat for the Maclay, she goes "He's awful for the flat, we know this. Don't worry, we'll get you a better horse next time and get rid of him." I've never been very impressed with that trainer/barn and that just cemented my opinion.
We saw a few stops when watching the jumpers on Sunday, especially at a wide oxer with a liverpool. As one girl came out her trainer gave these words of advice: "When I said get your eye on it I didn't mean stare it down and forget to ride. Get your eye up and on it, get her eye on it, sit down and ride her forward!" And what do you know, they nailed that fence in their next round!
My favorite overheard moment was in the barns as I was wrapping Peebs. A junior was complaining to her trainer about how cold it was (57* with wind and sprinkles)
- Junior: It's so freaking cold
- Trainer: Well, you should have worn your winter coat, not just a sweatshirt
- J: It's July!!
- T: It's Oregon! But don't worry, when we're showing in Bend in two weeks it'll be 105.