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SMDA Recognized Show - July 14, 2019

Ellie and I tried her first recognized show in July.  It was quite an interesting experience; I don't know why this has been such a weird year, but sadly it has!

I signed up to ride Training 2 and 3, paying the little extra to have T3 count as a qualifying score.  It didn't really matter since we cannot do enough rated shows this year to qualify for a USDF award, as I want to do horse trials and other things on weekends when the rated shows are scheduled.  But I wanted it to "count" just in case because you never know lol!

I didn't get any media as I went by myself.  Training 2 went great!  Ellie warmed up well and we had a really solid test.  She was calm and rideable, and I honestly thought we had done quite well!  The judge didn't agree and we scored a 62.241%, for third in a class of five.  Not a terrible score, but it seemed lower than the performance.  I figured it was just a difference between normally doing schooling shows and this was rated, so the sco…

Coincidence? Maybe...

I don't know if I have ever told the story about how my son shares his birthday with my mare Dreamy.  Basically, as I was recovering from my C-section, I told the nurses that my horse was born on this very same day!  They looked at me with wide eyes, looked nervously at each other, and tried to assure me I had given birth to a CHILD not a horse.  I tried unsuccessfully to explain that I knew that, but my horse had been born on the very same day, just thirteen years prior!  LOL!

Posin' with his twin

How curious, then, that my new mare ALSO shares the same birthday!  And.....the date of ownership for both is Christmas???  Coincidence?  Or fate?  You decide!  ;-)




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