Riding with kids can be fun—the key is to plan ahead to enjoy your saddle time. Jessica Holub Rumbaugh shares her tips and advice for mothers who want to ride.
- Be flexible. The best laid plans are often set back when you have children. Don’t let a couple of roadblocks stop you altogether.
- Be able to laugh. Get to the show and realize your shirt isn’t ironed? Enjoy the chance to be there and don’t sweat the little things.
- Where there’s a will, there’s a way. The trailer tack room may be crammed with a rock & play or jumparoo and you may have to climb in a 100-degree truck cab to pump milk in the middle of the day, but being at the show makes every success a little sweeter.
- Be gracious. It takes a village for a mom to get to a horse show. Victory or defeat, be grateful and thank your teammates for the helping hand.