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New Horse, Who Dis?

If you happen to follow my Instagram, you may have seen a new photo yesterday of a horse that looks an awful lot like Ellie, but it isn't Ellie!

It's her momma!
Yes, it is true.  I now am the proud owner of Kennebec Rejoice, Ellie's dam.  To make a long story short, as Miss Gardiner, who owns Kennebec Morgan Farm, is now approaching 98 years old (!!!!), the managers have been placing the broodmares and selling the younger stock.  At this point, there are only three stallions left: Ellie's sire, who at age 25 will live out his days at the farm, a ten-year-old named Triple S Midnight, and a five-year-old named Kennebec Commander.  (So if you know anyone who wants a LOVELY breeding stallion, I can put you in touch!)
Most of the broodmares had been spoken for years ago by former employees and others who already own a Kennebec.  I had made it known that I would take in a broodmare if one needed a soft place to land.  One of the current farmworkers bought Rejoice this past spri…

Day 28 - Helmet or no helmet?

Always a helmet.  Yes, I have ridden without one before (the few times I showed saddleseat), but even I know that was a stupid thing to do (on a young horse, no less).  I don't mind wearing a helmet, I don't have any vanity about helmet hair, and they honestly really don't bother me.

I am not a helmet nazi, going around on social media calling people out over not wearing one, because I keep my comments/thoughts to myself.  But I do admit my heart drops when I see someone without a helmet and I was SUPER thrilled when USEF passed their new helmet rules.  

Riding is a sport full of risks and I think it is smart to minimize the risks when possible!


Definitely the only selfie I have ever taken of myself and not immediately deleted hahaha!

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  1. ha if i dont have helmet hair i have baseball cap hair so doesnt matter to me either :) and love the selfie!! and yes i cringe when i see someone not wearing a helmet but shut my trap and continue on :) HEY WE ONLY have 2 more days of NABLOPOMO YAY!

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    1. Yeah, my hair does what it wants and I just do me, so I never understood the "I don't want helmet hair" argument for not wearing a helmet. It's like, your hair actually looks nice enough at the barn that you care LOL!

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  2. I am definitely a helmet nerd. I have had a few concussions already in my life so it just makes sense to be careful. I am slightly tempted to do some helmet-less photos with the horses in xmas wreaths but have so far talked myself out of it.

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    1. Yeah, I have always thought it is not "if" we get hurt with horses, it is just a matter of "when". I'd always rather give myself every opportunity to be save (and stay alive!) around these guys! :-)

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