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NEJA Two-Phase - May 31, 2020

Of course, none of us had any idea if we would be able to compete in 2020. I will say that my big goals for the year (which were sitting in an unpublished post from January 2020!) were to keep my horses healthy, happy, sound, to move up to BN with Ellie, and to complete one recognized horse trial at BN. And despite all of the COVID-19 protocols and cancellations over the year, we did meet our goals (mostly). Many of the local barns here in Maine took on the challenge of bringing us safe competitions in 2020. Ellie and I started the year by competing in a little schooling 2-phase and debuting at BN. It went well and it got me excited about the year's possibilities.  We had a great dressage test (placed second in our division) and then had one rail in our show jump course. The rail was totally my fault and for our first ever BN outing, I was pretty excited! We ended up fourth in a mid-sized division. And because I do not remember much else for specifics, here's a big old photo du

Day 12: Close up

It was nearly 70 degrees here today in Maine (in NOVEMBER!!!) so Dreamy had a bath.  I don't think I have ever given a horse a bath this late in the year.  But with her full body clip (for hunting), it really helped her coat.  She was surprisingly good natured about it.  This is her soapy shoulder, BTW.  ;-)

I have a very cool old barn.  It was dismantled and brought here to be reconstructed.  Here are the hand-hewn support beams with Roman numerals to aid the builders.

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  1. Lucky that you got a bath in! It was in the 60s here, but we had super high winds and Spencer was a bit nutty, so I didn't try for a bath - but man could he use one! lol

    Sounds like your barn is really neat - I like the old beams!

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  2. Super awesome barn! I gave mine baths too!! It was SO warm!

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