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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…

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!



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  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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