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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

Day Fifteen: 30 Day Challenge

Day Fifteen: If you could say something to any one horse, what would you say?

Well, I talk to my horses all the time.  LOL!  But I am assuming this means, if I could say something to any one horse AND the horse would UNDERSTAND and LISTEN to me, what would I say.  That is sort of hard to do! I could say a lot of things....I would want to tell Reva to stop chewing on everything in sight and to start picking up the canter lead to the right this year, I would tell Dreamy to relax and stop avoiding the contact (by going behind the bit) like she sometimes does and to slow down her canter, I could tell Sparky to stop grinding up her poop like she sometimes does in her stall or to stop chewing on that little spot on her stall.....etc etc. 

But you know what?  Those are all silly things that I can either live with or train my horse better.  LOL!  None of them really matter so much.

What I would really say?  I would tell Sparky THANK YOU.  I would thank her for being the very best first horse a girl could ever have.  I would tell her I am sorry for any mistakes I made with her.  I would tell her how happy she made me back when I was thirteen and how she still makes me so happy to this day as a 31 year old.  I would tell her there will never be another horse like her.  I show her this every day by how I take care of her.  I promised her a forever home back in January of 1993 when I first met her, and she will be with me until her last breath.  Sometimes I just wish she really understood how much she has done for me and how I can never repay her.  I just hope she feels loved and appreciated in whatever way a horse feels that.  :-)
Sparky and me at her retirement ceremony in 2007


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