The weekend wasn't all bummer though. Lisa Spencer graced me with her most wonderful self, and rode the course with me. Can't explain it, but I feel kind of like I'm "home" when I spend time with her, and it was just good. I also got to meet three of the Jolly Greens, and those ladies are great! Tracey pulled out some stuff to help Journey, Laura gave me the best hug ever, and poor Cassie I was camped right next to her and did not figure out who she was for most of a day. My team was mostly assembled there at Indy. One team member's horse escaped during the night and had a cut on his leg with prompted his withdrawal. The horse is fine but it didn't seem like a good idea to have a cut pastern and all that nasty mud. The other three members of Appy Inc managed to bring home some points for our team. Tammi with a seventh place finish on Driz (the wonder appy).
Lisa captured my "good side" in this photo
So my take away, is to pay more attention to my "gut" feeling. That maybe if I have doubts as to the do-ability of something I should listen harder to that inner voice. Also to make sure that I have adequate measures on hand to avoid head on collisions with muscle cramping (calcium ), several flakes of alfalfa (pre-ride, hold, post ride) and a tube of banamine "just in case". Also a big thank you to ride vet Maureen for her kindness and care for my horse. It was very appreciated.