This was my first clinic and boy, was I anxiety stricken. . . I was told to, " have everything spotless and to make sure I had leg wraps on" ..um...I use "Sports medicine boots" for trails and training. I do own a set of the "Polo Wraps" -because my former trainer had given me some as a gift last year-though I have never learned how to wrap the Bright-fluffy-white-clean- things onto my mare's legs. It seemed a bit much for a lesson and never for the soggy,muddy trails I ride!
I was first to ride on the first day-ooou- because I was the last to sign up-and I got in on a cancellation. Nobody was around yet and I was about to faint= for not knowing how to put the blame wraps on...someone finally came around to help me..and man...it seemed that my set of wraps were definitely for "Warm bloods" for the length of them! The gal helping me actually had to cut about a foot off all four of them to fit them to my petite mare's legs.
So now, I was praying the mare would not stop dead in the arena again, and LOOK straight-up- at the overhead speakers. like she did the day before. . . to see what- the- heck was hurting her ears up in the rafters. She couldn't imagine how a duplicate person could be sitting there!
It had been such a volatile ride in the arena, just the day before.