The test itself was not the exciting part of this game... It was, honestly, mediocre. Not bad. Just not spectacular.
Some local friends had come to cheer me on, and they were right there at the ring when I exited.
Another friend competing, went RIGHT after me, so I stayed to watch her test!
(That test is another story, and not mine to tell)
So, after all the excitement was done, we headed back to the barn. And the volunteer stopped me on my way out to check my bit and any whip or spurs (which I didn't have). It never occurred to me that she might be waiting... She told me, "I was wondering when you were finally going to come over. I watched to make sure you weren't wiping any blood off or anything!" OOPS!
Of course, she totally understood me wanting to watch my friend's ride, and it wasn't like I had actually done anything wrong... But I felt like such a jerk!
I guess at Nationals, it's not random - EVERYONE gets checked!
I tried to upload some pictures, but technology hasn't been cooperating, so this one is going up media-free because I'm so tired of waiting to get it sorted out!!
More stories in the queue, plenty more opportunities for media...