The riders and their horses are ready. The new season has arrived.
The horses have been vaccinated and certified for competition. The saddles and tack are ready. The always fashionable black is the color of choice. The additional equipment and supplies needed to support four horses away from home are ready also.
My girls are ready. The weeks of practice have made them eager for the competition to begin. Of course, there is some natural anxiety on their part. It is always the case at the beginning of a new season. Yet, they are brimming with confidence in themselves and their horses.
While this summer promises to be rather busy, it is one full of hope.