The Hunter jumper competition is held against a backdrop of the Santa Rita mountains.
It was a decent day today with sunny, blue skies, but I don't think it ever got up to 60, so with a breeze blowing, it was slightly uncomfortable. Since it's been so chilly since I started my winter travels. While I was at Walmart, I bought some thicker winter sweatpants to use as pajamas since all I had were thin summer sweatpants that weren't very warm when I got out of bed in the mornings. Hopefully, these warmer sweatpants will keep me more comfortable when I step outside to take a sunrise picture.
Many horse trailers have been coming into the Fairgrounds today since there's another Hunter Jumper competition starting tomorrow. And I believe this one will be bigger than the last one.
At the same time, the horse trailers were coming in; the unsold new RVs were leaving and returning to the dealership. I never got a chance to ask anyone at the RV show how RV sales have been going. But since I didn't see many new RVs leaving during the show being driven by smiling RVers, and the weather on most days was not all that great, I'm assuming the RV salesman have had better days.
I've still got another 9 or 10 days here at the Fairgrounds, but I've been giving some thought to where I want to go when I leave here, and two things are going to determine my future, and that is the weather and whether are not there's a flower Super-Bloom.
Looking at the ten-day weather forecasts in Arizona and New Mexico, I'm still not seeing any warm weather in either of those places. And even though the Internet says the possibility of a Super-Bloom is improving, nobody is still sure what will happen.
So it looks like this is another one of those times when I'm glad I'm a boondocker so when the time comes, I can make up my mind at the last minute about where I want to go, and what I want to do. And whatever and wherever it is I know I will be happy and comfortable .
Not everyone jumping here is a "spring chicken," and for the life of me I can't imagine why anyone that's not a spring chicken would want to take the chance of falling off of a horse.... Not like it never happens.
Part of the scoring for this competition is based on how well the rider and the horse look. So I guess you're supposed to look like this.
I looked it up on the Internet to see why some horses are wearing a doily on their head. And apparently some horses are bothered by extraneous sounds, and these are actually earplugs that lessen the horses ability to hear things that bother him.