16 March 2009

Dog show vs. Horse show.

Both go dawn til dusk.

Dog shows sometimes have a couple horses outside a fence, or none at all. Horse shows, lots of dogs hanging out. Way more 12" dogs at the horse shows. With plaid coats.

I never have to sit on someone's naughty dog at a dog show.

Dog shows, the ladies break into tears in the privacy of the ladies room. I mean porta potty. Non consolable, and can be chalked up to horomones. Horse shows, big weepy faces tend to be on kids on their way out of the ring after an off course. Usually getting a mom to feed them a sandwich helps. Blood sugar and perfectionism.

Dog shows, you just do your own thing before your turn, during your turn. Your every move not scrutinized by your trainer. Trainers relax and run their own dogs.

Horse shows, trainers, man oh man. Let's just say, need WAY more coffee the next day.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

don't forget GETTING to the horse/dog show. horses- fill hay nets, load heavy bales of hay if overnight, put bedding on floor of trailer. hook up trailer to truck, pack big horse-sized blankets or sheets depending on time of year, five gallon buckets for water, saddles, pads, bridles, wrap horses' legs and tails, braid manes and tails, boots, coats, and hats/helmets for us...
dogs-crates in car, dogs in crates, leashes, itty bitty warm coats or cool coats, small cooler of food and treats, little water bowls, a few toys, anything we feel like wearing...
now i remember what i don't miss about showing horses!
valpig

Kathleen said...

Valpig, Don't forget about getting up at 4:30am in the friggin' freezing morning to load your horse in the trailer in the dark and how about having to wear a black hat, black coat and black boots when it's 99 degrees outside and oh, yeah, what about all that tack cleaning, bit polishing and boot shining you have to do the night before?

Agility trials? All I really need is a dog (or two), some treats and a toy and a good pair of running shoes.....

Double S said...

um, you guys are forgetting a MAJOR horse show down$$$ide... as expensive as agility trials can be, they are NOTHING compared to horse shows.