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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…

Spring Happenings

Spring is taking its sweet time to arrive here on the farm, and I have been trying to not be crabby over the sn*wy weather.  I am craving warm weather!  We had the coldest month of March in history, and April hasn't been much better so far.  I hear it is supposed to be up near the 70s at the beginning of the work week, so perhaps things will dry out quickly and we will finally see bare ground!

I have tried my best to start spring conditioning with Snappy.  It is tough when there is either 2874655 feet of sn*w or now it is just wet enough that the white stuff that is left is too slushy to ride on without staving up the field.  

So there has been a lot of this...trying not to drown in sn*w!

And this...
My "ring" is just too muddy, since it is really not a ring and just a paddock.  So I have had to make due with the 1000' dirt driveway for now.  It is not horrible, but it is far from ideal.

We hired a new farm worker hahaha.  He seems to be working out so far.  Wastes a bit too much clean sawdust when mucking out though!  ;-)



That hat kills me!  
I finally gave in to my husband and these two little guys are now in our barn.  We have had them almost a month now.  They are milking shorthorn steers and will be used for showing this summer and fall.  My husband still has his pair of pulling oxen, but these guys are just to fool around with.  




The little steer was snuggled right up to the tiny child.

Sometimes the snow bank makes you a little distracted from training...

Cute little guys!  They are named Red and Rusty.

The big kid gave it a try, too!




And to go along with my last post about the farm logo swag, I finally ordered a farm sign!  This is the final proof, so we shall see what it look like when it arrives!  Yay!



And when I saw this on Etsy, I couldn't help myself.  Not sure where it will hang (and I would love to add the farm name somehow), but I love it!




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  1. The kids are the calves are adorable! I love the etsy find. I bet you could do a little name plate (like the halter name plates) in the center or the silver shoe ;)

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