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CNER Eventing D Rally - October 6, 2019

I almost didn't attend the last Pony Club rally of the year, because I wasn't sure if I wanted to show in the dressage show on Saturday and then the rally the following day.  But seeing as this rally with Central New England Region (through Atlantic Pony Club) is only for riders at the D level, and my plan is to earn my C-1 next year, I knew that this was my one and only chance to compete.  I also figured Ellie was more than capable of doing two Training level tests the day before an event.  And as a D-3 rider, I was required to do BN Test A and jump 2'3", which seemed like a perfect move-up opportunity.
Of course, it was an early morning adventure to get to the Groton Fairgrounds in Massachusetts, a place I had never been to before and is 2.5 hours away.  I left the house at 4:30am (OUCH) and luckily had a super easy drive down to MA.  It was only 29 degrees when I left, and it wasn't much warmer when I arrived at the grounds just before 7am.  There was still fros…

What's in YOUR Tack Room? Series

I love reading about what other people use in their horsekeeping arrangements, and last summer I started a little series "What's in YOUR Tack Room?"

I didn't get very far...

Showing Edition (show tack and clothing, which has changed slightly with the new pony)

Trailer Edition (what is in the trailer tack room)

First Aid Kit Edition

Grooming Tote Edition

What else should I write about?  School is winding down, and I am not taking any graduate courses this summer, so I am going to need to do some writing haha!


Weird weather in Maine yesterday, as it was raining at the house/barn but not in the fields haha.  This is what happens when the storm follows the river on the opposite side of the property.  We got in a good 45 minute ride before I hurried home because the entire sky darkened.  Just as I was untacking in the barn, it POURED! 

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  1. Other ideas:
    - the back seat of your car edition (though perhaps less relevant for you since you keep your horses at home!)
    - the laundry room edition (I've had a set of polos waiting to be rolled for literally 14 months now...)
    - the retired tack edition (or am I the only one who removes worn-out-but-beloved pieces to places of honor?)
    - the aspirational edition (dream tack room)

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    1. Ohhh good ideas! Thank you! (Back seat of my truck = two children hahahaha so that would be a short post hahaha).

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    2. My backseat looks like a hobo lives in there XD

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  2. i like these kind of posts too and will usually do an update on one small microcosm or another as my frontline of products, tools, or gear shifts. i'm always interested in hearing about how ppl handle any hoof issues and what tools/products are useful there. or any mane/tail grooming tips/tricks/products/tools. and obvi first aid - often easiest to do when there's an actual specific injury or condition to treat haha (tho obvi i hope you don't find yourself in that situation!). feed room, dietary stuff, supplements, etc can also be interesting - esp as it may differ from horse to horse or season to season. or like, general barn mgmt stuff - like what's in your tool shed haha - or how your horse care differs from your cow care etc.

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    1. I agree, I have learned about so many new products and new ideas from bloggers! I like the feed room/supplement idea, as I totally should have been a feed rep for a feed company (I LOVE researching feeds and supplements LOL). Or even the horse vs. cow thing could be fun!

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  3. Ooo thank you for these, I'm off to go stare at your stuff :)

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  4. Did you do one on the tack room in your barn? I feel like we've seen pics before - lots of ribbons and cool stuff... :-)

    I'm such a tack ho too - if I had a blog still I could do a western series!

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    1. Ohhh I did a photo tour the summer after we moved the girls home to the new barn, but I could do an actual tack room one!

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  5. I love these kind of posts (they also make me feel guilty about how messy my stuff is and I use that guilt as motivation to tidy up a bit)

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    1. Hahahaha! I guess whatever it takes, right? I have wicked OCD tendencies (on top of the lovely anxiety), so being neat and organized is definitely a blessing and a curse at once. ;-)

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