This past August I traveled to Las Vegas to compete at the CMSA Western US Championships and I thought it would be fun to document my experience. This is the first time I have ever done a "vlog" so please forgive my amateur mistakes. I was also reluctant to post this because it really is an inside look at my thoughts, feelings, and emotions during a very large competition. Opening myself up like this is a little scary. I'm not a perfect person and I don't always have perfect runs. So hopefully this is helpful for those of you that haven't gotten to compete in Las Vegas. I hope it gives you a little view into what to expect and what it's like to compete on the national stage. For me, it was scary, exciting, and a complete emotional/mental marathon. Please enjoy my adventure and I hope you get to have your own someday. As always, I appreciate your comments or questions.
Ride fast and shoot clean,
Traveling can be tough on you and your horse. I recently came home from a shoot where I was gone for 6 days. My horse Copper lived in a stall during that time. She is used to being either in a large dry lot or a pasture, so the stall was rough. The stall also had a concrete floor, no rubber mats. My big concern was the 7 hour trip home after all that stall time. So I thought it might be good to share just a few of the things I do to help Copper travel a little more comfortably. Hopefully you find it helpful.