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NEJA Winter Schooling Jumper Show - April 25, 2021

Our final NEJA show in their winter series was at the end of April. On a whim, I decided to kick it old school and wear my rust breeches and navy coat. I definitely got a few "looks" from some of the HJ crowd, but it was worth being the weirdo eventer girl haha. It was a gorgeous spring day and our rounds were all excellent. Rejoice really seems to enjoy her newfound jumper pony status and powered around like she knew what she was doing haha.  My goals for the day were to win the ground poles speed class by taking a sneaky route someone's trainer would not approve of again haha like I did at the March show and to remember my jump off round like I did NOT do at the March show! Though there wasn't a super sneaky route to take in the ground poles class, I made sure to set her up for tight turns and rollbacks. We did win the class out of nine riders! Whoot! Our speed cross rails was also a good class, with Rejoice willing to listen to half halts, turn on a dime, and also

Good Morning Sheep!

My neighbor owns sheep.  During the fall and winter, when the leaves are off the trees, you can just about see into their field.  My horses are usually not bothered by the occasional sheep noises or glimpses of them through the trees. 


This morning was funny though.  It was very quiet and cold, and the only sounds were the mares moving around in their paddocks, quietly chewing their grain. 


I was lugging water out back to Sparky and Reva when I heard the funniest sheep noise.  It occurred a couple of times and made me laugh because it sounded so loud and odd.  Dreamy was eating out in front of the barn and Sparky made no indication that she was bothered by it or even heard it!


But Reva heard it!  She was not scared at all, but she definitely heard it.  She had the most bewildered and quizzical look on her face (For a horse, that is!  LOL!)  She stopped chewing her grain to listen more carefully and looked out through the trees in the direction of the sheep field.   She looked at me and back towards the sound.  She was so confused!  LOL!  I found this pretty funny and told her so.  I explained what it was.  Yes, I am crazy and often talk to my horses.  LOL!

Well, she actually RESPONDED to me with a soft nicker.  ha ha ha ha


Of course, I can't tell what she was saying to me, but it was such a funny way to start my day!  ;-D

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