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Ellie's Big Adventure - Equine Affaire 2019

On the last day of September, I received an email from the Vermont Morgan Horse Association asking if I would be interested in bringing Ellie to Equine Affaire in Massachusetts from November 7-10.  I became a member of VMHA this year when I decided to compete at Vermont Heritage Days; so even though I live in Maine and not Vermont haha, I made a snap decision to say yes!  
Honestly, it was 21 minutes after the email came in that I responded yes!  Then I had to figure out how to actually make it all happen hahahahaha.  Typical.
I attended Equine Affaire as a spectator a few times way back when and then for many years I ran the breed booth for the Standardbreds, including a four-day stint in C Barn with Dreamy back in 2013.  It is fun and exhausting to travel 4+ hours one way from home to talk with thousands of people, walk thousands of miles around the venue (ok, not that far but close), and ride in demos on a horse that has never seen such a huge venue (though in her defense, Ellie was …

Day 7: Something new

This saddle pad rack is one of my newest finds.  I LOVE THIS THING!  I have a very tiny tack room and a lot of tack.  I have two trunks full of saddle pads (yes, I have a problem) and always seemed to have the pads currently in use strewn around in a very messy system.  I hate flipping them over on top of my saddles, though that it was I usually have done.


It is hard to see with the ribbons hanging (yes, I have a "problem" with those too....LOL!), but this little rack has ten swinging arms to hold pads.  It fits in the tiniest spot in my tack room, smooshed between my saddle racks and a trunk/bridle bags on hooks, but it is perfect.  I have all my schooling saddle pads that I use on a regular basis out on this rack now.  And the best part is that when the pad is damp after a ride, it very easily dries out on this rack too!  


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  1. (I too have a "problem"...you should see my boot/polo collection)

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  2. Ok, my tack room MUST have one of those!!! How awesome. :)

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  3. I must also confess to having saddle pad problem. I'm pretty sure you can never have too many. They are like the shoes of the horse world. This rack is perfect!

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