I spent yesterday in Avon Ct at the 1st Company of Connecticut's Governors Horse Guard Annual Horse Show. I thought i was riding at 1p or 2p but didn't ride until around 4p. Needless to say Brio was a dork due to being cooped up in his trailer all day and I should have gone with my gut instinct and let him out to graze an hour or 2 before I rode. I am not mad at him in the slightest. I then had to wear my chaps. They are 1 size too small so they were tight until I got in the saddle and then they were easier to deal with. Ah yes getting into the saddle was interesting. Not only could I not bend my knee to get up but my poor hub had to lift me up to get me there so that was frustrating to me.My boots need gel insoles. I felt every stone on the property. Now you thing that Janet Jackson had a wardrobe malfunction? Mine was worse because not only did the zipper keep unzipping every time we had to jog but I lost my focus due to it and my hand placement was terrible because I had to continually zip up. So again I learned another lesson. Bring safety pins and a mounting block. I did walk away with some nice ribbons though. I was in 4 classes, all beginner walk trot. I received 3- 4th place and 1- 5th. Not bad I think...No more big shows though. I want to continue schooling shows. Less expensive for me right now.