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Course Brook Farm Horse Trials - July 28, 2019

After a successful first-ever horse trial with Ellie in the spring, I decided to try a new-to-me venue for our July horse trial.  I also felt we were definitely ready to move up a level, from Introductory 18" to Elementary 2'.  Honestly, could we jump higher and do a more difficult dressage test?  Yes.  But I am a firm believer in setting my horse up for success by not over facing her, and knowing this would be a true cross country course through the woods, I didn't want anything to seem hard or scary to her.  I wanted us both to feel confident by having a positive experience.
Ellie and I traveled down to Course Brook Farm in Massachusetts on July 28, and while it was a long trip there, Ellie unloaded and settled in easily. Traffic had been heavier than I anticipated, so while we were not running late, I definitely had no extra time once we arrived. I did not realize this venue was actually A LOT bigger than I imagined, with 160 (!!!!) horses competing that day.  Ellie had…

NaBloPoMo 2017 - COMPLETE!

Whew!  Thirty straight days of writing (with an extra post thrown in) was a lot of work!  Thank you to those of you who played along, whether it was every day or here and there.  As an English teacher, I always welcome chances to write and to encourage others to write!

I even made a little badge for you if you'd like to post it on your blog!  ;-)


I am not a graphic designer, so this is the best I could create haha!
Make sure your check out all the participating bloggers if you haven't already!  

Amy at Quantum Chromatic Abberation
Martidoll at Fat Buckskin in a Little Suit
Sara at The Roaming Rider
Olivia at DIY Horse Ownership
Sarah at Ambershade Stables
The Fox Rider at Feral Red Horse did a few posts
And L at Viva Carlos linked up her 30 Day Challenge prompts from 2011


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  1. You did awesome! I don't even deserve to be on the list... I gave up way too easy.

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    1. Hey, you did almost a week! That counts for something to me! I give partial credit all the time to my students!! ;-) Haha!

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  2. Woohoo! Thanks for all the questions. It was fun to follow along and see how everyone was similar in a lot of ways, but also the little differences!

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    1. I agree! It was fun! Next year I will have to be more creative and create questions. Those I found in a google search haha!

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  3. congrats on making it all 30 days! i used to blog daily and.... yea it can be really hard haha. i've enjoyed following along tho!

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    1. It is so hard to blog daily! I did write a few the day before and schedule it to post when I knew I would be so busy!

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  4. Thanks for hosting! It was a lot of fun to come up with the answers and learn about other bloggers.

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    1. It was great to find your blog through doing this! :-)

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  5. I had so much fun reading everyone's posts. I'm thinking of following the prompts in one huge mega-entry. Is that crazy?

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    1. Oh, you should! At least pick and choose the ones you like if you don't want to do all thirty haha! :-)

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  6. LOL 2011! I wasn't blogging (or had the internet) in 2001!

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    1. Hahahaha durrrr I think I was supposed to type 2011! :-p

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