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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…

2018 Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange

This is the third year I have participated in the Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange, hosted by Tracy at Printable Pony.  I love everything about Christmas (well, except the whole sn*w part...) especially choosing and wrapping a thoughtful gift for another.  Don't get me wrong, it is also fun to receive something fun from a blogger in the mail, too!  ;-)  I know how excited I feel when the box shows up on my doorstep, so I also love giving that feeling to a fellow horse lover!

I came home from my lesson barn's Christmas party on Saturday to a box at the door.  As I am waiting for a few last Christmas gifts to arrive, I didn't think much of it at first.  Then I realized WAIT, this is for ME! and happily tore into the box like a child haha.  

Sarah at Three Chestnuts blog did a great job choosing some fun gifts!  Somehow I was not officially following her blog, so now I am!


I love the treats, both the bag of Meadow Mints and her own handmade pumpkin molasses treats she uses for her horse Subi's Equioxx!  I looked on her blog for the recipe but couldn't find it, but I will have to see if she will share, as both mares though these treats were AMAZING!  I can see why her boy Subi will now take his meds with these haha.  They are horse crack apparently, and they do smell yummy!  

I also received a new pair of Noble Outfitters Peddies, which I LOVE so much!  These are a super cute pattern and will join my rotation of riding socks!  They are already washed and waiting in my sock drawer hahaha.

When I opened the Tiger's Tongue, I had to laugh.  I added this exact item to my latest Smartpak order early this month, and of course I found out the day after my order that it was out of stock; I decided to just leave it there for it to arrive "someday" haha.  It was slated to mail out this week, so I figured it wouldn't be that bad.  (Read my sad story about Smartpak recently).  The day before the gifts from Sarah arrived, I got an email from Smartpak saying they would not be in stock until January 16 hahaha.  So needless to say, I cancelled the SP order and now have one anyway thanks to Sarah!  Yay!!  It is like she could see into my SP orders and knew I was waiting for one.  I tested it out yesterday on Ellie's crusty winter coat (she likes to use her poop as a pillow recently ewww) and it works great!  I think it will become a super versatile addition to my grooming box.

And the last gift is a super fun blanket clasp belt!  Or maybe it is called a surcingle belt?  LOL I have been admiring these but haven't dared purchase one in case I didn't like it.  I have to say, this one is super cute and well made and I love it!  It will fit on some of my breeches with larger belt loops for sure.  I googled Hayley Horse Designs to no avail, but then after doing some reading of Sarah's blog to get to know her better, I realized SHE made it!  That is awesome!  You need an Etsy shop, girlfriend!


Thank you so much for the gifts, Sarah!  You did a great job and appreciate your thoughtfulness.  💕  And thank you to Tracy for hosting this again.  It is one of the highlights of the Christmas season to me, and I love reading everyone's thank you blog posts.

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  1. I'm happy everything showed up (ahead of USPS's prediction!) and and that the girls liked the cookies! I'm going to make a new batch soon and I'll try and write down the recipe next time... It's half in my head.

    As for the belts, I've sold a few and I've been debating an etsy store or something on my page, but I need time to work something out. So right now I'm just a cheap card stock logo.

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    1. I would love the recipe if you think to write it down! I need to invest in the small silicone muffin pans to actually make my own treats, too. I understand opening an Etsy store can be daunting, so maybe just a spot on your blog?

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  2. That's a great haul! That paddies pattern looks really cute too.

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    1. Yes, it totally is! The sock pattern is super cute and one I don't have, so that is a bonus, too!

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  3. I love the gift exchange! Sarah did a great job! Fun gifts!

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  4. Yay, this is always such a fun part of the holidays! I may need to give those treats a whirl!

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    1. It is one of my favorite things to look forward to! I bought these treats once a year or so ago and they are awesome! Great little size. I haven't bought them recently only because they are not local to me, so this was great to be gifted!

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  5. ha what a great set of gifts - and that must have been like, cosmic destiny about the tiger's tongue lol!

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    1. The Tiger's Tongue really made me laugh. It was totally cosmic destiny haha!

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  6. What a great gift! This exchange thing is fun. :)

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  7. What an awesome haul! Noble Outfitter Peddies are my FAVE socks!! Thanks again for participating this year :D

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    1. I definitely agree they are totally the best socks! Thank YOU for hosting! :-)

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