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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…

Perfect Pony

I feel like a broken record, constantly writing about how good Ellie has been this winter.  Perhaps I will be singing a different tune writing different blog posts this spring and summer once we are in real work and she starts learning more (because obviously I just jinxed myself)!  Either way, she is super cute and I have lots of media lately and nothing exciting to write about.  So look at cute pony pics on this lovely Friday, the last day of work for me until I return to teaching after a weeklong February break!  ;-) 
Cutest crazy hair pony

Ellie: Ur dumb, cow
Steer: *licks the inside of his nose*
She definitely needs practice on posing though haha. She just cannot stop herself from following me around.  Lots of failure pics that make her look quite oddly shaped haha.

Look, her head is massively larger than her hind end haha

Lots of derp

This pic almost worked but she had to lick the mounting block, because that's Ellie!
We finally got a heavy snowfall of close to a foot; normally I am NOT a fan of snow, but it helped cushion and cover the ice.


Thank you snow, for making it possible for me to ride without fear of dying on the ice!

Hi Mom!  You still up there?


How freaking cute is this pony?!?






We even got to TROT!  She was super good!
And we FINALLY got a chance to hack out in the big field.  I was like, welp, this could either be totally fine or a disaster.  I figured the snow was cushy enough that if I fell off, it wouldn't hurt that much haha.  We have not hacked out in the field since last fall, but Ellie was calm and happy.  She strutted around the trees and around the fields in a happy walk with happy ears.

The only time she got a little tense was when Dreamy (who forgets she is turning 28 this spring) decided to canter up and down the fence line when we went a little too far to the end of the field for her comfort level.  She's such a dork and Ellie was like WHY IS SHE RUNNING SHOULD I RUN TOO and I just sat deep and assured her all was fine.  So she too decided life was fine.  I am thankful this mare is learning to trust me and thinks before she acts.



Pudgy mare's legs are definitely NOT this long

I will never tire of this view (except I'd choose summer instead)!

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  1. What a stellar girl! Every time I see riding in snow pictures I'm like "I wanna do that!" but then it snows and I won't get off my couch 😂

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    1. LOL I hear you! I see your gorgeously dragged dirt ring and I feel pangs of jealousy haha so I DON'T blame you!

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  2. Dante is equally bad at posing. Glad Ellie is being such an awesome girly!

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    1. She's way too friendly to stand still haha. Let's hope she's still being awesome when she realizes what "work" really is! ;-)

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  3. Love your smile in all your pictures!

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    1. Thank you! She is the best and I can't help but smile like a fool haha! :-)

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  4. love all the photos...she is too cute. And i can't wait till you get to start REAL work again (Tho riding in the snow is cool too!)!! Stay warm!!

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    1. I have definitely been grateful to get the rides in this winter that I have. But I CANNOT wait to start a regular routine with her and start lessons!!

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  5. She is the most perfect of ponies. I love all the photos but my favourite is the first one of you on her and smiling.

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  6. her floofy forelock is legitimately the cutest tho

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  7. Aww she IS the cutest! I love the photos of you two together. And her forelock is serious #goals for my little mare lol. She is completely incapable of growing a nice one

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I totally lucked out on the gorgeous Morgan locks! My husband's first reaction was, "You're going to pull her mane, right?" And after my horrified look and explanation that Morgans are shown with natural manes and tails, he said he was going to nickname her Motley hahahaha after the hair band.

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