Friday, September 24, 2010

Can I Panic Now?

So here it is...early, still dark, Friday morning. I've been up for two hours and Lord only knows when I'll get back to bed.

Today I haul horses to the fairgrounds and begin setting up for the Cascade Horse Fair. And yes...I'm in stress mode.

In an effort to cope, I think I'm just going to slip into a case of denial and let the volunteers run everything. I mean...I'm not into stress, so why shouldn't I just hand it off to someone else, right? Right. Good plan.

Have I got any volunteers???

Three bulls waiting to outfox the cutting horses.

The highlight of the weekend, of course, will be the HydraBull clinic and competition on Saturday. That has drawn the most interest from people...and why not? That crazy bull is just too much fun to chase around!

I've also got my friend, Keith Danielson, coming from Hooper WA to do a trail clinic, Mission Farrier School doing a couple of demos, Dr. Brooke Johnson is an equine chiropractor who will be there on Saturday, and the popular computerized saddle fitting demo both days.

Curt gives John a couple of pointers during this week's lesson

I was quite concerned that my knee and toe wouldn't handle the pressure of the weekend. I still am...but the good news is I've been riding since Monday! So who cares about anything else, right? Sandy and I will be able to compete on Saturday afternoon.

And you'd better all be there to watch me! Not that I'm threatening you...but yes, I'm threatening you. Be there! And bring your wallets because we've also got some To. Die. For. Vendors!

Is this beginning to sound like an advertisement? Okay, I'm good with that.

Alrighty then. Backing away from the blog and other social networking sites in an attempt to finish the paperwork needed for the weekend. Last call for volunteers! Anyone?


Mrs Mom said...

I'll be there in spirit with you Tracey! Have an amazing time, and Way To GO Girl! Pulling for you and Sandy to KICK ASS on Saturday!!!!

Shirley said...

I'll be in Idaho on Saturday, but like Mrs. Mom said, I'll be there in spirit rooting for you and Sandy!

Linda said...

Hopefully someone is going to tape it so we can watch it! Good luck and hope you got your sleep!

CTG Ponies said...

I'm there in spirit as well! Wish I could be there but good luck!!

Crystal said...

I wish I could be there! Would love to see you and Sandy beating thet bull!
Have a great time and try to rest the toe and knee a little bit a at least.

Tina said...

I'd be there with bells on, but unfortunately wrong continent, and hemisphere! Try to take time out to have fun too, Tracey!

Tracey said...

Thanks everyone!

Yesterday was good for Sandy during practice. Lots of people who'd not seen him work before got a chance to, and we heard a few woo hoo's from other competitors!

Knee and toe holding up well. Found a new volunteer extraordinaire who has stepped in and done a great deal of my work. Love her!

Leah Fry said...

I'm also with you in spirit, driving one of the mechanical bull thingies. Dang, I just know I'd be good at that.