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Anyone else know that the state sport of Maryland is jousting? Do not get to excited yet. Let me explain a bit about it first and then you can make your own determination about whether to be excited or not. First, it is indeed the official state sport of the fine state of Maryland and has been for some number of years. However, if you are thinking knights of old clad in armor, horses, with flowing trappings, and lances striking the opponent – well to put it mildly you will be disappointed.
A couple of big equestrian happenings in the next few weeks here in the Midrealm and I wanted to make sure everyone got the information about those events that needed them. Also a few other notes down in there somewhere….
Day one (Monday and my first day at the war) was largely taken up with getting horses in shape, working on trims, and doing a little riding with them. There was also the big meet and greet for the processional that evening. Somewhere in there I met up with old friends and made a few new ones.
Zero Day for big events is that time at which all the projects and practicing have to be done or they are just not going to happen. It is the transition between the modern world and the one of 700 some years ago that occurs while getting everything loaded and making the drive to the site.
I have this thing about lists, it gets me organized and a bit focused about accomplishing things on them in general. I have not had one concerning this kind of stuff and it shows. So, I decided to put one together. There are three major points looking forward that have things I need to get done during and/or for. So I am trying to break it down that way and I plan to come back and do check marks or color coding or something when I get things done and make some additional notes of it. May even do a few blogs of somethings with photos as progress occurs.