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ME Morgan Benefit Show - August 10, 2019

I had not been planning to bring Ellie to this show, but an email had gone out to members a few days prior that entries were a bit low.  So in order to support the club, we headed out to Pineland Farm the morning of August 10, for what promised to be a gorgeous summer day!  All photos that I am in were purchased from the show photographer!
I always think these types of shows are going to be fine, but at the end of every single one of them, I always remember why I should stick with dressage and eventing haha.  That is not to say there is anything wrong with open shows or the club that runs them; this is just not the type of showing we do well at because she's not a "show horse".
The show was held at a gorgeous facility that boasts both large indoor and outdoor arenas.  They chose to have the show indoors with warm-up outside, which is fine, but Ellie was not a fan of the indoor.  One corner was open to the large and echo-y storage area where they had set up the secretary…

Just another day on the farm...

This past Sunday my husband had to fix my barn floor.  It is made of wood (not by choice...it is 200 years old so that is what I have...for now!) which is not the best equine flooring in my opinion.  Yes, it looks pretty and is fairly cushiony, but it is a pain in the butt to maintain.  I am careful about airing the urine spots on the stall floors, I use more bedding (shavings) than I probably need to, and all that.  But still, there are rot spots from time to time.


There has been a soft spot at the back of the barn for a while now.  It is underneath the mats, so I was not too worried.  When it rained EVERY SINGLE DAY last summer, I was never able to get the back 6-10" of the floor to dry out completely, hence the soft spot of rot in the boards.


Well, Reva accidentally stepped on it that morning and CRACK! Yup, it finally gave out.  Thankfully, there were no issues except for the noise...and of course, my sensible filly just kept walking out!  LOL!


So anyway, while the boys fixed it up, I took some photos. 


Here they are.....my husband cut out the spot with his chainsaw (gotta love a woodsman who plays carpenter...LOL) so that he could easily piece in more wood.  I did not have my camera for the chainsaw part.  :(  ha ha ha


Here is one of the barn cats, Mac, taking a drink from a horse water tub.



Reva!  :)


 Best buddies!  :)




More of Mac...he was feral but is now the sweetest kitty!




Sparky looks great for age 28!  :)



Two of my girls!  Dreamy was off grazing in her pasture on the other side of the barn, which I could not see from where I was sitting. 




Mac is trying to "help"....LOL!




Such a cutie!  :)

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  1. We have wooden floors under rubber mats, and have a program to replace two stall floor every year - before they do the cracking thing! Love the cat helping out with the work!

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  2. Very cute pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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