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Hidden Brook Farm Dressage Schooling Show - June 2, 2019

Ellie and I did a show at our lesson barn this past weekend instead of taking a lesson.  I would have done a lesson on Saturday before the show, but my instructor went to NEDA Spring with her eldest daughter, who was able to get her last Grand Prix score for her USDF Gold Medal!!!  So that is a good reason to not be able to lesson haha.

I admit I was a little bummed about our low scores at the SMDA show two weeks prior.  I know a score of 6 (60%) is called satisfactory, but I really thought our performance was better than a low 60%.
I was determined to ride well and even though Beth was not there, I had her youngest daughter as my back up if the wheels fell off the bus LOL!  She was already in the warmup and at the show ring with her actual students, so it was nice to have her there to remind me to breathe and not hang on the left rein!  ;-)
Ellie unloaded and was totally calm.  Honestly, she loves her lesson barn and knows it is her second home haha.  She was much calmer tied to the tra…

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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