I still am a hands on horse show mom but I really want to give the credit to all the other moms at my barn and other barns that go the extra mile every weekend during show season. These moms get up early and are there waiting for whatever their child needs. It is really the only sport where it takes a small village to get a kid in the show ring. I smile to myself as I think of all the wonderful moms and dads that tag team to help with the horse show prep. You will see a dad holding the horse and also holding a cowboy hat, bridle or show clothes in the other hand. Then you will see the mom putting the finishing touches on their daughter’s hair and making sure her make-up looks good. It is usually a tense time for all involved and by the end of the day everyone is exhausted but they know they are making good memories that will last a lifetime.
I am glad that I have had the privilege to be a horse show mom because that is something I didn’t have when I was growing up. I may not be as hands on as some of the parents out there but when I hear the call of the wild, “Mom, I need you now!” I am on it and I come running. My days as a horse show mom are getting smaller as my girls are growing up and I must say the older they get the easier it is going to horse shows with them. What a blessing to say that I was a horse show mom for many years. Today I celebrate all the horse show moms and dads out there. Without you none of this would be possible.
Luke 18:16 NIV
But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.