In the timeless words of Michael Scott, “I’m not superstitious…but I am a little stitious.”
I swear, when it comes to horses superstition sometimes starts to feel rational. There’s a horse trial at the end of April that I aimed for as my first major spring event in 2020 and 2021, and both years something bad happened two weeks before. On 4/16/20 my horse stepped on a nail on a trail ride and we missed the entire show season (though to be fair, I don’t think the late-April event even happened anyway because of Covid). On 4/13/21 I was riding a sales horse who tripped at the trot for no reason, flipped over, and landed on me, and I wasn’t able to ride again until July due to a broken ankle etc. This year I feel like I shouldn’t even leave the house that week in April!
I would like to enter that event because it’s a good early-season one but I am genuinely nervous that entering it will make something bad happen again. I know that’s dumb. Really, I know it is. The cursed event is a really good option for many reasons. But still I’m struggling with putting it on my calendar…
A couple friends have mentioned that they won’t enter certain events because bad things tend to happen there (through no fault of the course/venue) or just beforehand, so I guess I’m not the only one. Anyone on here have certain events they avoid out of superstition? Or maybe tales of beating the curse would be inspirational!