Skip to main content

CNER United States Pony Club Dressage Rally - May 11, 2019

Our very first ever PC rally was this past Saturday at Apple Knoll Farm in Millis, MA. It kind of cracks me up that I joined PC for the express purpose of access to more jumping instruction opportunities, and my first mounted experience is a dressage rally hahaha.  

But honestly, it was so much fun.  Maybe it is because I am so used to showing alone or maybe because I love the show prep and set up just as much (if not more) than the actual riding, but competing in a PC rally is now one of my most favorite experiences.  And I cannot wait to do more!  I think the only thing different for this show was having to label EVERYTHING with my name.  Otherwise, my show prep was just the same as normal.

Sadly, our original team of four riders ended up dwindling to just two, as one young rider ended up sick with a 103 fever and a barn was quarantined because of a horse with EHV-4 so none of the PC members from that large boarding barn could attend. Therefore, my remaining teammate and I were split …

Because we ALL kick our horses to make them move, right????

Watch the video.......no matter what the "truth" really is, I am thinking that there has to be something wrong with a horse owner who kicks a horse to make them move out of the way. Watch the video.....right after the state vet's quote is on the screen (1:10), you can watch the owner of Fair Play Farm (see my past post) KICK AT A HORSE TO MAKE IT MOVE! Seriously? I am sorry, and maybe I am reading too much into things, but if you feel the need to KICK a horse who is just standing in your way and not being aggressive, you are NOT a very good horse person. Again, just my opinion!

http://www.wabi.tv/news/10063/horse-care-in-clinton-questioned

Comments

LiveToFly said…
So this is a totally random question but do you know if there is any info up yet about the 2010 STB National Show? I'm seriously considering taking Johnny and I want to crunch some numbers to see if I can actually afford it! Thanks!
STB Eventer said…
Nothing up yet, but I can tell you what it cost me last year.....email me if you rather. :)
LiveToFly said…
Sure...what email can I reach you at? Thanks for the info!
STB Eventer said…
moonstonefarm at live dot com