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CNER United States Pony Club Dressage Rally - May 11, 2019

Our very first ever PC rally was this past Saturday at Apple Knoll Farm in Millis, MA. It kind of cracks me up that I joined PC for the express purpose of access to more jumping instruction opportunities, and my first mounted experience is a dressage rally hahaha.  

But honestly, it was so much fun.  Maybe it is because I am so used to showing alone or maybe because I love the show prep and set up just as much (if not more) than the actual riding, but competing in a PC rally is now one of my most favorite experiences.  And I cannot wait to do more!  I think the only thing different for this show was having to label EVERYTHING with my name.  Otherwise, my show prep was just the same as normal.

Sadly, our original team of four riders ended up dwindling to just two, as one young rider ended up sick with a 103 fever and a barn was quarantined because of a horse with EHV-4 so none of the PC members from that large boarding barn could attend. Therefore, my remaining teammate and I were split …

NaBloPoMo Day #6

Day 6 - My horse's favorite food


I don't feed many things other than hay and grain.  Once in a while I will do carrots or apples.  Normally the mares just get Rounders cookies each day.  So I don't really know what to answer for "favorite" food.  All three of them enjoy the cookies!


I will say that Dreamy would not eat carrots when I first got her.  She absolutely REFUSED them.  LOL!  I used to give carrots at night check instead of the cookies, but I had to give Dreamy apples instead.  I started to add carrots to her PM grain and after leaving the chunks a few nights in a row, she finally started to eat them.  She is hands down the pickiest horse I have ever met!


Sparky, on the other hand, will eat ANYTHING!  She has eaten just about every type of food I might have on me at the barn or at a show.  She is not picky AT ALL!


I am not sure about Reva...I have never really offered her much besides the apples and carrots and cookies!


Reva thinks she wants a piece of pizza from my husband.  LOL!  He wouldn't share, so I have no idea if she likes pizza...hahaha!





Comments

AareneX said…
When I got my first standie (Story) off the track, she refused carrots--I think they must've hidden meds in them at some point. She learned to eat them, eventually.

I also had a horse once who wouldn't eat apples--he'd smash his lips together and raise his head up high so I couldn't even reach his mouth. Then, one day, he got hungry...and all I had with me was an apple. After that, no problem. >g<
Ruffles said…
lol, She looks like she REALLY wants a piece of that pizza.
My horse absolutely loves lemonade popsicles.
samihob said…
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Kate said…
Aww, what a sweet picture. One of the horses I used to part board loved grapes, specifically green ones! NEver tried feeding those to my mare... but she'd probably eat 'em. I also know a horse who loves M&Ms.