As promised, I went to the horse show at the Super Barn on Sunday. I thought I would be able to come back and write a compelling account of the events I witnessed, but there is a problem: I had no idea what was going on. I mean, it actually occurred to me that the horses in the Super Barn knew more about what was happening than I did. Here are my two big "take aways" from watching this event:

1) If you've never been to the Super Barn, it's hard to find. My GPS took me to the Expo center, but there were zero cars in the parking lot, so I knew that couldn't be it. It then occurred to me that they may be calling the Arena the "Super Barn". Nope. Nothing there either. Then I remembered all of the buildings in the back of Metra Park and realized it MUST be there. The only opened gate said it was for horses only, but I eventually decided to give that one a try. Lo and behold, the Super Barn was in sight. I have to say, I've seen bigger barns in Shepherd, but I was just happy to have found it.

2) My daughter really wants a horse. If you know of a good piece of horse property complete with loafing shed, barn corral and horses for somewhere in the 1,000 a month range, please shoot me a message. Otherwise, I'll just have to rent her a copy of My Friend Flicka and call it good.

To the participants I do want to say that even though I was completely ignorant of what you and your horses were supposed to do, it was still fun to watch. I grew up riding horses (not competitively, just for fun) and the sounds and smells were nostalgic.