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RABT Summer Cross Country Derby - July 12, 2020

At the beginning of July, Ellie and I tackled our first ever BN level XC course at a competition! We take jumping lessons with Babette at RABT Farm (Rest & Be Thankful Farm), so having Babette there that day to coach me was perfect.  We did have some bobbles on my part, like not riding to each fence and not enough leg (NEVER ENOUGH LEG) so we had one stop on course, but I was super pumped to have a chance to jump around a course at a place we are totally comfortable but it was a crazy chaotic day with 50 horse/rider pairs and a ton more activity than our Wednesday lesson days!  ready to go I paid for a second unjudged round after our division of nine riders jumped and we went clean. It was a beautiful summer day and such a fun opportunity. All COVID protocols were in place and people were super respectful of them.  Due to our stop, we ended up in 8th place with a 3rd place team finish! I paired up with two of my Epona PC teammates for the team competition and they both won their di

NaBloPoMo Day #5

Day #5 - My horse's talents and natural abilities


Reva
I would say that Reva's natural talent so far is her extended trot.  She is a trotter, which helps!  LOL!  But she extends so easily (and sometimes when I am not asking...such as during a victory pass!  LOL!)


Dreamy
You know, it is funny to think about after all her showing success, but Dreamy has to work pretty hard at dressage and jumping.  She is not naturally talented under saddle, but her WORK ETHIC comes very easily.  She is a worker bee and wants to please.


Sparky
My little Morgan was a very versatile and safe horse in her day.  I did all sorts of things with her, but I would have to say she was the most talented as a driving horse.  We competed up to Preliminary in CDEs and driven dressage and open in pleasure driving shows.  She went on the bit easily and perked right up in harness.  I miss driving her.

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