Recipe for warm up


Warm up Ring…/ Practice Ring…. /Collecting Ring…./Hell…..whatever you like to call it yourself. 
That place you must pass through before you can compete.

Recipe
  1. Take a dozen or so highly strung riders, mix them up adding a smattering of rude, nervous, loud or oblivious character types.
  2. Make sure the setting is turned to ‘nerves’ and ‘stress’.
  3. Mount said riders on a collection of horses who are all at the verge of a panic attack (afterall what horse isn’t always 3 breaths from a panic attack?)
  4. Now put the above in a small confined space.
  5. Sprinkle with an assortment of people shouting, loudspeakers blaring and dogs barking, don’t forget flag waving.
  6. Add ring stewards, don’t forget to also stress these out
  7. Bake at 100 degrees, if you would rather your warm up be slightly damp, add rain.
  8. Mix for anything from 10 to 40min
  9. Serve up with a grimace that can sometimes be mistaken for a grin…..sometimes.







17 comments:

Aoife said...

Thanks for this! Have missed your wonderful drawings!
Hope you're healing alright and can return to the saddle soon, being sidelined is no fun!
*hug*
A x

SallymetHarryHorse said...

Thanks Miss, sounds like miss K is keeping you on your toes! grrr is so annoying not to be riding, hohum :-(

Kate said...

Haha, love it! We missed your drawings. What a wonderful way to light up a grey day, thanks!

Barbara said...

Great drawing! thanks

Wolfie said...

Excellent overview. ;-)

Dressager said...

hahahaha! So true!

Dom said...

Haha. Love it.

Terry said...

This is the cutest blog ever! I love it! I put a link on my post.

Once Upon an Equine said...

Tee hee, that could be a recipe for disaster. But a pinch of grin gets everyone through it. Great illustration.

agirlandherhorses said...

Thanks for the hilarity!! Love it. Adding you to my favorites list asap!

Stephanie
http://girlandherhorses.blogspot.com/

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Chloe & Incredibly Put said...

This is exactly why I don't show anymore - I can't handle the stress of the warm up arenas, especially when it's a large show! AAYHS at the Ohio State Fairgrounds 3 years ago was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life.

SallymetHarryHorse said...

lol! i know what you mean :-)

SmartAlex said...

Please draw some more!

I have bestowed on you the Beautiful Blogger Award. Please visit the Grey Horse blog for details.

sally said...

Hey Sally ....I simply had to follow as being a 'Sally' who used to own a beautiful Harry horse thought we had a couple of things in common .....except my Harry horse is an angel now and my grounded version = x3 ...Hokey, Mosaic, and Eve. I love the drawings and have had a great few laughs reading your posts.Look forward to seeing more

Aoife said...

I know why you haven't been able to update of late but still enjoy your earlier contributions and indeed the continued stories you regale us with on S2S that I couldn't not nominate your blog for a Liebster Award!
Details can be found on my blog, ;)