Monday, August 8, 2011

Ready, set.....

Holy Crap! The Darby is still a week away and there is still a lot to do.  A lot of things have come together and a lot of them are still in the works.  Wouldn't ya know it?
Needed to get some paperwork straightened out, a trip to the store to pick up some stuff and come home to sorta make a list and jeez, there is still a lot needed and needing to be done...  What to do, what to do???? 

Harness up and go for a drive. Check to make sure the traces, the shafts and all the adjustments that were made- are going to actually work...  The shafts are excellent. The cart rides a little differently, but with the new harness- Kat's job is a LOT easier!  The shafts are also a tad wider, giving him more room to bend and move between them without them jabbing him in the ribs. His pivots and turns- much cleaner! Although he did get frustrated and threw in a small rear last night, a grumble at him and stopping for a minute to regroup- life was good again. 

The traces, the tugs and a couple of the straps all needed two more holes added. Perfect. The shafts got a quick coat of paint where they had been adjusted... And for all of the preparation that goes into these things, although we all want to go in, win big and leave them wondering what happened- I admit, it would be fun!- I don't expect that to happen.  If we walk part of the course, we walk part of the course.

Kat has done a lot since April when I first put him to the cart. He has come a long, long way.  And back when everyone was comparing him to Totillas from the WEG on the other blog, if that were to happen with him, I am not selling my pony, ever!   Somebody wants my pony they get us both and the whole family too. 

At least until he blows up again and I get hurt...

JUST KIDDING!

He's a keeper. 

5 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Sounds like you will be well prepared , go ,breathe have fun, and stay safe !

sahara4d said...

Have fun at the Darby! Can't wait to hear how you and Kat do.

Cut-N-Jump said...

Sahara4d- Thanks for the encouragment. I plan to have fun and hopefully I can remember everything that happens enough to do a play by play for everyone.

FV- I'm getting there. Since it's the first major outing with him, first trip with the 'new' trailer and out of town, there's a lot to do. Once we get on the road, hopefully things will settle down.

That's what the paperwork was- title, tags, plates... a new water jug, drop hitch and ball, now it's tires.... Getting it all sorted out, but once it is done, it is DONE!

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Wished I was coming down to watch. Seems what I thought was going to be an open weekend...isn't so open. MH has a fishing trip planned and asked if I wanted to go...

We have done very little together this summer and I love to fish anyway...

On the other hand, Moon's back is fine again and I was checking standings for a friend last night and realized I am sitting pretty tight in both the 1D and the 4D in one of my associations. If I run Moon this weekend (and have a decent run)...we have a chance at keeping our points up and placing in the top 5 at year end. If I run Spooks and he stays consistent...same thing. Only one horse counts for points...so I am in a quandry.

Wishing you the best of luck at the show though...and I WILL be down there this winter for at least one extended stay. We will catch up then for sure.

Cut-N-Jump said...

BEC's- there's plenty of shows then too. You know that. Everyone else is wrapping up and we are just getting started...

When you make it- you make it. Somemtimes ya gotta stop and fish... As far as the standings- how cool is that? I'm hoping to be that productive with Kat. We'll see how it goes.