Hang a horse shoe right side up to keep the good luck from spilling out, carry a four leaf clover or a rabbit’s foot for good luck, the number 13 is unlucky, kill a spider and it’ll rain, grow a beard or don’t wash your socks and your favourite sports team is sure to win…
Do I believe in them? I’m not sure. Have I made certain things habit because of them? Yep!
I wish I could say that it stopped there. I’ll spare you the details but there’s also a particular set of undergarments.
And the purple charm that hangs in one of Tuckers braids. But not a lucky braid… that’s just crazy! It can go in any braid that’s closer to his poll.
And the routine. I need extra time to get ready in order to stay as relaxed as possible. Anything that screws with this causes anxiety. Like the time one of the girls forgot her saddle and we had to run back to the barn to get it, or the time that we had to start sooner than expected.
Does that outfit make me win? Is the crop lucky?
I don’t even want to think about what I’ll do when I need to start replacing items. Ugh!
I do have a new crop this year but other than that nothing changed for our first show of the year.
I found out yesterday that we were one point away from reserve champion. So everything is still working!
Do you have any superstitions or habits?