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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…

New Beginnings for Miss Snappy

My regular readers probably remember Snap Dancer, the horse I trained under saddle and then won our first ever under saddle race in September.  Snappy had a disappointing last few starts in harness for her owner, and I knew her time was limited.  I worried and worried about Snappy, afraid she would be shipped or sent to an unknown fate.

As luck would have it, I was given the opportunity to have Snappy this winter.  She is boarded at a very nice Standardbred training barn here in my town and they are giving her impeccable care.  I have been grooming and working with her and she is so happy!  She seems to be sound and comfortable, which is important to me.  She was always such a "crabbypants" mare, but now after a week and a half she has started to show her true sweet side.  

I don't know why I got so attached so quickly to this horse.  She is just a special girl.  :-)


Gorgeous remodeled barn!

Happy!

Cute mare!

Taking a spin on the new track

Modeling her new halter and cooler

Snappy's little herd.  She is second from the right.

Oh, she loves to roll in her stall!  LOL!  That was fun to brush off!


Pretty!


Comments

  1. Yay for Snappy! :) Did they give her to you? Or are you just wintering her over?

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  2. She's cute :) I'm glad she's ending up in your hands.

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  3. Oh lucky Snappy! Gorgeous barn too...

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  4. Totally jealous of the pretty barn.

    Totally NOT jealous of your weather--I can see by your "outfit" that you've got much colder temps than we have here in the Swamp!

    Totally happy that you and Snappy are hanging out again. I know what you mean about cranky mares. They don't come any grouchier than my Dragon, and yet...I'm unduly fond of the big grump.

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  5. Aw, what a cutie! That barn looks gorgeous!

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