Well, I got some exciting news today. This is all just a maybe!!!
Actually, this part is a for sure...I am going to show my stallion, Warrior, in our first mini show on Sunday! I have shown my big horse for years, but this will be my first time showing a mini! I am so excited, and my mom is even going to show Zig Zag! We are planning on just going for fun and maybe getting some ribbons?!?!? (crossing my fingers!!!) But, here's the exciting part.
The big show for the AMHR (american miniature horse registry) is Nationals in Texas in September. In order to qualify, you have to have shown under four judges. There are two at the show on Sunday, and then there is a show in Norco, CA in July with two judges. That would qualify me for Nationals! We have a friend named Denice who actually is the one who got us into minis to start with. She will be going to Norco and TX, and has room to take me! My mom is actually considering it!!!!!! I would love to go and show and it would also give me a chance to go out of state. If I got to go to Nationals, I would be leaving sometime in the first week of September. For me, this rivals Tyler's Ireland trip! If you read this, Tyler, I know you probably cannont understand how a week at a horse show can even begin to compare with a trip to Ireland, but...that's just how I am.
One of the major setbacks to me going would be that Denice has a teenage daughter that shows, but she has a boyfriend. If he goes, that would definitely put a problem in the way of me going. The whole boyfriend thing does not make sense to me. Even if you weren't a Christian and didn't believe in God's standards for physical and emotional purity, there is an element of common sense that is lacking. In my perspective, if you have a boyfriend, it is very exclusive. For example, if I was dating one specific boy, I couldn't be friends with multiple boys because the boyfriend would be jealous. Why not just be friends and enjoy open, pure relationships with boys instead of pairing off with one and not enjoying the friendship of the rest. Because, more than likely, high schoolers tend to break up soon enough. And breaking up...that is just practicing for divorce, another terribly wrong act. Some of my best friends are boys and it would be silly for me to not just be friends. I'm not old enough to be married anyway!
Anyways...once I get going on this subject, I tend to get carried away! It is just such a prevalent problem in our culture, and so many young people don't even see the danger in it.
So, I will definitely put pictures and hopefully video from the show on Sunday on here. Please pray for the out of state trips; I would LOVE to go, but want to also do what is best...