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Wentworth Hunter Pace - June 6, 2021

After Margaret and I had such a fun time at the fall hunter pace, we opted to go again this spring! This time, while I rode Rejoice again, Margaret rode her horse Jester and had a friend ride Ladyhawke. All Kennebec Morgans!! Jester and Rejoice have the same dam and Jester and Lady share the same sire. Unfortunately instead of a lovely late spring day, we had one of the first intensely hot and humid days of the year. It was definitely a bummer, but the ride was mostly in the shade of the woods and we had a great time!  most of the fences were 3' coops but we found a small log and this hay to jump haha Until we didn't. 😑 We brought along a third friend who rode Margaret's older mare, Ladyhawke. She's a good rider but hasn't known Ladyhawke for very long and didn't realize how much of a cranky boss mare she could be at times. She kicked Jester right in the front leg just about halfway through the ride, and while the cut itself ended up not being a big deal in the

Hanover Shoe Farm Does it Right

This is a great article I stumbled across while searching for something else entirely. What a neat farm. And the sainted rescuers say that STB folks are cruel. RIGHT..... :P


  1. At least one year -- they may still do it -- they put in a standing bid of I think $1000 or so for all the horses at an auction, to be sure that none of them would go for meat. They then donated 17 of the younger, potentially rideable horses to the SRF. Five of them were mares that came to the farm where I was keeping Willie at the time. The Hanover Shoe people are pretty awesome. :)

  2. That is great to know! I know they are not the only ones out there doing good things for STBs, but they are certainly one of the best. :)

  3. I knew that Hanover Shoe supported retired horses, but didn't know about the auction rescues. Just when I fear that the world is full of cruel and selfish people, somebody proves that it isn't.


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