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ME Morgan Benefit Show - August 10, 2019

I had not been planning to bring Ellie to this show, but an email had gone out to members a few days prior that entries were a bit low.  So in order to support the club, we headed out to Pineland Farm the morning of August 10, for what promised to be a gorgeous summer day!  All photos that I am in were purchased from the show photographer!
I always think these types of shows are going to be fine, but at the end of every single one of them, I always remember why I should stick with dressage and eventing haha.  That is not to say there is anything wrong with open shows or the club that runs them; this is just not the type of showing we do well at because she's not a "show horse".
The show was held at a gorgeous facility that boasts both large indoor and outdoor arenas.  They chose to have the show indoors with warm-up outside, which is fine, but Ellie was not a fan of the indoor.  One corner was open to the large and echo-y storage area where they had set up the secretary…

Day 2- The last time you rode a horse and what you did

The last time I rode Ellie was yesterday, after not riding her for two days because of a yucky, nasty rainstorm that has left most of Maine without power.  Uggg!  Thank goodness we have a generator because we are told it could be days or even up to a week without power.  We haven't had school either, so it has been a strange week!

Mostly we just tootled around the ring (which is still pretty mucky from the rain) and went out into the adjacent field to trot between the Christmas trees.  My goal was just to get her forward and bending.  I had no real agenda to work on anything.  Without a ton of sunlight left and with the footing not 100%, I just wanted to get on.

We have been working on getting out and about around the farm too, so I did hack her up and down the driveway.  She is getting super brave and I am happy for that!  None of these pics are from our most recent ride, but from the last ten days or so!  Sometimes I forget to bring my phone with me LOL!


This was last week when we hacked in her pasture

Cattle are still the devil, but at least instead of being scared of them, she is now extremely disdainful LOL!  

Messy hair, don't care

We have a nice 1000'+ driveway to hack up and down to cool out!


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  1. You're so much better at a) keeping up with the blog prompts and b) doing all the things than I am! Getting on and getting going is a challenge, especially when the weather is crappy. I just want to stay on the couch!

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    1. I hear you! It was chilly and slightly rainy today and I did NOT want to ride. But I also knew I would regret it and forced myself out the door. Sometimes I feel like I have to force myself out there a lot, but I never regret it! ;-)

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  2. i love that Ellie is so brave!! charlie's spending a lot of time walking up and down our farm's lonnnngg drive way these days too. it's good for legging up!

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    1. She is trying so hard to be brave for sure! That is good you have a long driveway as well. It works out well!

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