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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 26 - Biggest riding pet peeve

This is sort of a tough one!  There isn't much about riding that truly peeves me, because I just work hard and try to do the best I can for my horses.  One thing that does drive me kinda nuts when it rains what feels like every single day in the fall and my "ring" (aka, a flat corner of the turnout paddock/field) turns to slippery mud.  It dries out fine in the spring and summer, but once it turns colder, it just doesn't dry out well.  It's just a bummer because there is nothing I can do about it.  Eventually, I will have enough money saved up for a real ring with fantastic drainage!  Until then, I'm just patient and creative about where I ride (and cursing the rain, under my breath haha)!

I don't post pics of my kids much on social media, but these are just too darn cute not to share!  We were doing turn in and the mares always get a cookie each before we go back inside.  

Ellie: Oh, hi tiny friend!  I see you have cookies!
Ellie: I like you and your truck, too!
Dreamy: Do you have more cookies, kid?

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    1. Thank you! The 13 year old is just outside the frame, because he is not into photographs lately lol!!

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  2. Your children are adorable. The rain certainly puts a damper on things :)

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    1. Thank you! The 13 year old fed treats and was like, "Uhhh, I don't want to be in the photos!" Teenager boys are strange beings LOL! ;-)

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  3. Ahh! Your critters love your kids too!

    I love watching them all interact. It's so cool, especially when the horses know where the kids stand in the herd order and respect that.

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    1. They do love them! And yes, even though I am SO careful, it is super cute to see them interact. My horses have always been so patient with the kids. I bet yours are too!

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  4. aww the horses are so gentle with him!

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    1. They LOVE him! Ellie thinks he is the coolest kid ever and loves his toy tractors. I think she'd like to play with the toys too! Dreamy mostly just wants him to feed her more cookies LOL! ;-)

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  5. Goodness, so much cute! Rain is the woooorst. I'm pretty sure the people who built my ring didn't put a base on it (really?!) but I'm still going to feverishly drag it until we freeze again so maybe it will freeze as a flat surface, and try to be thankful I have a sandbox at all :)

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    1. Yeah, the fall seems to be super rainy the last few years, which is a bummer. My ring fund is not quite big enough yet, so I have to be patient! You are lucky to have something even if it is not perfect for sure! :-)

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