If you’re ever hired or volunteer (God bless you) for horse show jump crew duty, there are certain things you should know in advance.
1. Jump crew days start early. Very early.
2. Because of this, you’ll spend the next 12 hours in a constant state of hangriness.
3. But the only thing to eat will be fried food and Gatorade (you’ll consume both with gusto).
4. It’s sunny, so you think maybe you’ll get to work on your tan.
5. But 150-pound standards don’t move by themselves.
6. Except when they do.
7. At least you’ll get in a good day’s workout.
8. Even if raking the track feels pointless.
9. You’re even starting to fancy yourself a bit of an equitation expert.
10. Unfortunately, this morning’s entries aren’t jumping very well.
11. It’s almost like they’re doing it on purpose.
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12. You can’t get ahead of it, and suddenly, you start to have summer camp flashbacks.
13. At 400 hunter trips in, you’re questioning your decision to take this on.
14. By 600, you’ve started to question everything.
15. You have only one hope left in this life…
16. That, and the fact that there’s a liverpool in the afternoon jumper classes. ( )
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