Wednesday, May 26, 2010
At Hunter Farm's Princeton Show Jumping:
Me: Holy Cow! I just bumped into Frank Chapot - literally bumped into him!
Me: Frank Chapot! (I go into longwinded recitiation of Mr. Chapot's accomplishments).
Libby: Oh. That's nice.
At Garden State Horse Show:
Me: Libby, look! There's Anne Kursinski!
Me: Anne Kursinski! (Libby calmly listens to me as I recount some of Ms. Kursinski's resume).
Libby: Oh. That's exciting. Where is she?
Me: Libby, that's Peter Leone going into the ring! I audited his clinic at Equine Affaire! He's (again, Libby listens as I blather on about yet another equestrian).
Libby: Right, I remember that. That was where you got that tip on getting the horse to come off the fence on the correct lead by blocking with the inside leg, or something?
Libby: You must be having a blast!
Poor Libby, scenes like these have played out more often than either she or I care to remember. Bless her heart, she lets me go on endlessly, no doubt sounding like an E! Online correspondent devoted solely to all things equine. I truly hope that I listen even half as attentively when she speaks about pathology and rat complements!