Between the caveats of being at a show that has nearly 500 entries…
… to the perils of trying to negotiate with a 1,200-pound animal who has its own ideas about how to run things…
A photo posted by Eventing Nation (@goeventing) on
…the struggle has been plenty real here this weekend at Richland Park Horse Trials.
And judging from these reader-submitted #EventerProblems, it’s just as real in whatever corner of the Eventing Nation you live in as well! Here are a couple dozen more to help you guys feel a little less alone in your pain.
When the fly tape struggle is too real #eventing #eventerstruggles #eventerproblems A photo posted by Apple Tree Farm (@atf_eventing) on
When everyone in the laundromat hates you.. #horselaundry #eventerproblems #laundryday #toomanysaddlepads #jujuthewonderpony A photo posted by Jasmin Parson (@jwrangler88) on
When your dressage time is at 8:15 and have to get up at 4 AM in order to be on time… #EventerProblems (photo of Jacksepticeye) A photo posted by Brooklyn Currier (@caladoniacaraway) on
This moment when you realise that your horse needs to be ridden, that the rain is not going to stop and there is no indoor… #PooringRain #SingingInTheRain #NoOtherChoices #EnglishRain #AugustInEngland #Eventerproblems A photo posted by Rosalie Speeckaert (@rosiespeecky) on
How volley feels about about anything being in his space with food around. We have the same feeling on this #ottbprobs #ottb #eventerproblems #horseproblems #donttouchmyhay #smallhorseprobs A photo posted by Bekah Bond (@princessmoonchild) on
The barn at 6am… getting in my ride before classes start #earlymorning #earlybirdgetstheworm #startthedaywell #equestrians #eventerproblems A photo posted by Adrienne (@adriennejwatts) on
When your grey #Ottb gets the summer crud on his face and you have to scrape pretty much his whole face off and he looks like he’s balding… On his face. #eventerproblems #equestrianproblems #iswearhesnormallyprettt A photo posted by Sarah Elizabeth (@mane_fling_photography) on
when you spend so much time conditioning your saddle that you’re too afraid to even touch it #eventerproblems #itssofragile A photo posted by Makenna Gilhuber (@makenna.mg) on
Found this gem from long ago.. She thought the water was a ditch #eventerproblems A photo posted by Katie Rosenberry (@ktrosenberry) on
When you don’t have enough room in your house to hang things… #eventerproblems A photo posted by emminim (@e.r.eventing) on
And a couple videos by David Taylor for the grand finale!
What’s YOUR problem? Tweet it, Instagram it or share it on Facebook with the hashtag #EventerProblems for inclusion in the next edition of this series.