After spending four days at the Midwest Horse Fair, my body is exhausted and my head is full of thoughts! I’ve been looking at photos that were posted by people on Facebook and Twitter from the fair. I can’t believe I missed so much! All those days there, how did I not see everything that was going on? I guess because I couldn’t be in 4 different exhibition arenas all at the same time!
There was a ton of shopping there. I didn’t buy too much but we did make one big purchase. We found a saddle for our horse, Flash, that we’ve been looking for a long time! It’s a black and red Big Horn saddle that goes beautifully with his black and white coat. We saw one a long time ago but it wasn’t the right size so we’ve been searching ever since!
The only reason that we were able to buy the saddle was because of the awesome consignment sale that they have there. It costs $5.00 for every 23 things you sell, plus they take a 15% commission. I think it was only 10% last year but that’s okay because it’s to raise money for 4-H. Anyways, we got 23 things together for the sale. We took 4 big shopping bags full plus 2 saddles and a pony blanket. We left with only the things in these 2 bags. We made a couple hundred bucks and were able to buy the saddle that we’ve been wanting for so long!
While we were there, I decided on the breed of horse that I would like to get next. I would like to have a Haflinger. They are big stocky ponies. Most are fairly small but others, like this one, are much bigger. It will be awhile before I even consider getting another horse but it’s fun to think about what the new one will be like or what kind I’m looking for.
On A Different Horse Note
My daughter and I made a point to ask a few trainers some questions this year. We usually don’t do that so we picked out two questions and went and asked them. I totally bombed the first one. My question made absolutely no sense at all and the trainer was so confused she told me to send her a video in an email or text. The second one went much better but I think I still wasn’t asking the right things. It’s okay. At least we did it. I always feel funny asking them questions because I have absolutely no intention of buying their training videos, mostly from a lack of money not because I don’t want too. But, they make a living by talking to people so I’m sure they’re used to people asking questions but not buying their stuff.
We wanted to ask Stacy Westfall a question about trailering but every time we went by her booth, she wasn’t there. Oh well, I got to watch her for a little bit in the coliseum but I kept coughing in there so we couldn’t stay for the whole thing.