Other bloggers might write better recaps for this weekend than I will, so I will leave it to them. So you get this post from me instead.
I have gotten the chance over the last few months to better get to know SO many bloggers, starting first with Jen from CobJockey, then L from Viva Carlos, and Megan from A Enter Spooking, and Figure from Topaz Dreams, Olivia from DIY Horseownership, Emma from Fraidy Cat Eventing, and most recently: Austen from Guinness on Tap.
Outside the blogosphere, I know a lot of horse people. Comes with the territory, we all know a lot of horse people. I'm a trainer, so I'm in it deeper even than your average rider. I know horse people in many different states, I've trained horses and people in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and California.
And here's what I learned, my readers.
We're all fucking insane.
And sometimes that insanity is WONDERFUL (like finally I've met a kindred spirit I'm not alone thank god wonderful), and sometimes that insanity makes me crawl into bed at the end of the day hoping that maybe the sun will forget to rise and I'll never deal with any human being ever again.
When meeting new horse people, you never really know where anyone's going to end up on that scale.
But every blogger I've met has been so awesome. Like I want all of you as friends forever awesome.
Why do I think this is?
No idea. Do we think more about our riding, or do we consider the impact of our horsemanship more, or do we just have a more intimate relationship with our crazy so we manage it better?
It doesn't matter.
But thank you all for being the sort of crazy I love passing time with, and I really hope I get to meet more of you as time rolls on!