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NEJA Two-Phase - May 31, 2020

Of course, none of us had any idea if we would be able to compete in 2020. I will say that my big goals for the year (which were sitting in an unpublished post from January 2020!) were to keep my horses healthy, happy, sound, to move up to BN with Ellie, and to complete one recognized horse trial at BN. And despite all of the COVID-19 protocols and cancellations over the year, we did meet our goals (mostly). Many of the local barns here in Maine took on the challenge of bringing us safe competitions in 2020. Ellie and I started the year by competing in a little schooling 2-phase and debuting at BN. It went well and it got me excited about the year's possibilities.  We had a great dressage test (placed second in our division) and then had one rail in our show jump course. The rail was totally my fault and for our first ever BN outing, I was pretty excited! We ended up fourth in a mid-sized division. And because I do not remember much else for specifics, here's a big old photo du

Day 12 - Favorite horse color

To me, a good horse is a good horse no matter the color.  That said, I have grown up with chestnuts and bays between the Morgans and Standardbreds, and while I do love those colors, I think my most favorite coat color would be palomino.  I don't really know why, I just think they are flashy and more rare than the usual line up of black, bay, brown, chestnut. 

The last time I was at Equine Affaire in MA in 2013 with Dreamy in tow for the Standardbred demos and a few clinics, I was stabled in Barn C across from a nice lady from NY who bred colorful Morgans.  Now, I am not a color breed person to be honest, but she did have a nice looking palomino Morgan of old style breeding that I liked the looks of.  As I said yesterday, I was worried I would miss out on my opportunity to own a Kennebec, so I had this woman in mind as a place to look when I was ready to buy a Morgan.

If I am ever in the market for another Morgan (highly doubtful any time soon, but who knows!), I will totally check out what is for sale because while she does breed for color, they are NICE looking western working line Morgans!



Comments

  1. yes i love a palomino too.... but I do realize you dont ride the color :) But I also love Ellie's color too :) I like a chestnut with some white. She reminds me a lot of a couple of our morgans when i was growing up not sure i have any photos of them will have to look. They are similar breeding I know...But i can see you with a palomino morgan too :)

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    1. Yes, I actually love chestnut/liver chestbut, sorrel, palomino...all the variations of the color! You definitely have to look for pics!

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  2. Flashy colors aren’t my thing but I do love when someone who breeds for color also creates nice horses in general.

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    1. Exactly! I am not big on flashy colors other than a palomino, and it bugs me when I see horses clearly only bred for color with hideous conformation.

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  3. oooooh i do admittedly love a pretty palomino ;)

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  4. Would you believe me if I told you palomino is not actually one of my favorite horse colors?

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    1. Hahahaha, too funny! Which is why we can't judge a horse (or mule!) by its color.

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