By Assistant Editor Julie Preble
Most horsemen and women are all too familiar with that saying. Because when it comes to horses, your plans can change fast.
I got two shows under my belt, and then had to take a break. The mare I ride, Hannah, was bred so no traveling/showing for her for 60 days?doctor's orders.
OK, so no more shows for the next couple of months. But there's always lessons?
?It's hard to set up a lesson though when I'm busy on the weekends and my trainer still has a barn full of horses and clients ready to show.
Fast forward to today when I found out that Hannah's first breeding didn't take. She was re-bred, and is now 20 days pregnant. My trainer's reluctant to work her, and I certainly would be, too. (When your mare's bred to Boom Shernic, you really want to keep that baby!)
Also, the other lesson horse at Chapman Performance Horses is recovering from a recent tying-up issue. (They've just had a run of bad luck).
And that's where the saying comes in: With horses, that's just the way it goes. For now I'll look on the bright side; I've got plenty of time to save up some money for the fall shows!
How often have your horsey plans changed unexpectedly?