Forget actual competing–just getting to a horse show can be a stressful ordeal. Which is precisely the subject of Melanie Eberhardt’s latest NickerDoodle. Enjoy!
From Melanie: “I had no idea how much work went into preparing for a horse show. Grooming your horse, cleaning your tack, loading the trailer and then there’s you–the rider! You’re expected to enter the show ring tailored, graceful and clean as well! Preparing for a show is a careful choreograph of tasks and timing. God bless all the horse friends and grooms that are there to help us prepare. It’s exhausting!”
I am an artist in Atlanta. When I’m not painting, I’m riding horses. I have 3 retired Arabians and a snotty pony at home. They keep me on my toes. Three years ago I bought a young OTTB straight off the track. My new fella, Bubba, and I are learning dressage. Sadly, I’m the weak link on Team Bubba, but I learn something every time we ride so it’s all good. I started NickerDoodles to document the horsey antics that abound within my world. I’m very fortunate to balance my life with things that I love – painting and riding – and NickerDoodles gives me a forum to share. If we’re not laughing at our horses and ourselves, we’re probably crying. I prefer to laugh! I hope everyone enjoys NickerDoodles.
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