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Recapping 2019

I had many great horsey experiences in 2019!  I am really pleased with how the year went overall; nothing is ever perfect, but both horses are sound, happy, and healthy, which is really what matters to me.

Some of my 2019 goals were met easily or with lots of hard work, and a few of them were utter fails haha.  C'est la vie! Let's recap!

Happy, health, sound
Both mares are doing well in this regard!  Dreamy will be 29 this year, and while she definitely shows signs of her age at times, she overall looks and acts much younger than she really is!  Ellie has really matured this year, filling out as well as mentally becoming more comfortable in her own skin.  As she will be eight this year, I feel like we have moved through the baby phase.

Continue lessons with Beth and Babette
This goal was met and then some!  I took almost weekly dressage lessons with Beth and monthly jump lessons with Babette. Thanks to the Morgan Dressage Association scholarship, I was also able to attend two clini…

Dreamy's race history

I have been meaning to type up a post about Dreamy's race history for a while.  I just keeping forgetting.  Her race record is really not good at all, but I think it is neat nonetheless.  Going from a mediocre racehorse to a very good dressage and jumping horse makes me proud.  Dressage and racing have absolutely nothing in common!  Except maybe for the whole "you-use-a-horse" part.  ;-)  I will start with her first race and go from there...it's not like there are that many to list!  There is an obvious trend....she began in the NY Sire Stakes (NYSS) and ended up in pretty low classes at NY county fairs.  Poor filly!


June 25, 1993 
Yonkers - Qualifier (she was two)
4th - 2:04.1


July 5, 1993
Goshen - 2YR F NYSS
4th - 2:05.2


July 16, 1993
Saratoga - 2YR F NYSS
5th - 2:01.1
She was driven by Jeff Gregory, my friend Helene's husband!  Too bad this wasn't a win!  LOL!


August 2, 1993
Yonkers - 2YR F CD
7th - 2:07.4


Sept. 3, 1993
Yonkers - Qualifier
FIRST! - 2:05.1  
Her only win!  LOL!


She was scratched from a race the following week...reason is listed as SICK.  :(


Oct. 8, 1993
Yonkers - Qualifier
2nd - 2:03.2


Oct. 18, 1993
Yonkers - NW2PMCD
6th - 2:04.4


She was scratched from another race in November.

And then again for her first race of her three year old year in June 1994....she ended up with chips in her ankles by the end of the year anyway. 



Aug. 2, 1994
Otsego Country Fair - NW1500 LT
4th - 2:21.0


Aug. 10, 1994
Chenango County Fair - NW 2500
4th - 2:06.1


Aug. 25, 1994
Trumansburg Fair - NW2000 LT
Race 3 - 2nd - 2:14.0
Race 6 - 2nd - 2:12.0
I guess she raced twice that day.

Overall, she had 11 starts, three of which were only qualifiers.  She won $1029 in her lifetime.


So there ya have it!  My girl was not cut out to be a racehorse.....but that is OK to me, since she has been such a good saddle horse!  :)  But I still value her past and think it is neat to have her background.  :)

Comments

  1. Knowing their race history is so very cool. I love the idea that they have seen and done so much. My OTTB raced until he was 10 so he has a long history 75 starts. Though he has not proven himself as a great dressage and jumper yet. I hope we have the success you and Dreamy have had.

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  2. I've been meaning to contact my list of Greta's 7 or so former owners, just to see what her training background is and why ANYONE would EVER want to sell her haha. I'm just afraid of what I might find. Ignorance IS bliss, afterall.

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  3. Good thing she found a home with you! I think it would be neat to own and ex-racehorse and have some record of its past...

    Have you had any problems with the chips in her ankles? Does that sort of problem/injury go away?

    My poor old appy is a purebred, but his papers were lost along the way. I have no info beyond a bit of word of mouth info passed on from previous owners.

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  4. Man she was SLOW! Haha. It's so great that she ended up in a good place with you after all that. I was lucky enough to know my guy from when he was a yearling on so I know speed wasn't his problem... attitude was! It seems like he and Dreamy are complete opposites.

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