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Hidden Brook Farm Dressage Schooling Show - June 2, 2019

Ellie and I did a show at our lesson barn this past weekend instead of taking a lesson.  I would have done a lesson on Saturday before the show, but my instructor went to NEDA Spring with her eldest daughter, who was able to get her last Grand Prix score for her USDF Gold Medal!!!  So that is a good reason to not be able to lesson haha.

I admit I was a little bummed about our low scores at the SMDA show two weeks prior.  I know a score of 6 (60%) is called satisfactory, but I really thought our performance was better than a low 60%.
I was determined to ride well and even though Beth was not there, I had her youngest daughter as my back up if the wheels fell off the bus LOL!  She was already in the warmup and at the show ring with her actual students, so it was nice to have her there to remind me to breathe and not hang on the left rein!  ;-)
Ellie unloaded and was totally calm.  Honestly, she loves her lesson barn and knows it is her second home haha.  She was much calmer tied to the tra…

Tonight's chores

I took the camera out with me to feed tonight! :) It was totally on a whim, so this is how the barn always looks. I did not specially clean or anything.....in fact I was looking at how I need to re-sweep the aisle! LOL! :D

Sparky needs a good grooming. What a messy mare!

Dreamy eating her Dengie. I need to post about why she is on that now....

Oh scary new piece of wood! She is so predictable, I knew exactly what she was going to do and how she was going to sound! LOL! I had S put that board at the bottom of the door today. Dreamy keeps winging her empty Dengie tub out the door. I am not too concerned if it is empty, but I REALLY do NOT want her to waste her Dengie by throwing that out the door. Plus if she wings the tub out the door in a snow storm there is a good chance I will not find it until spring. :(
Now she will probably just find a way to wing it OVER the board. LOL! (OH and this door is not used to actually leave the stall. It could be an exit in a worse case scenario, but here this is only open for ventilation.....COPD horse! It actually is about a foot and a half drop...long story but this is where there used to be a little ramp for the sheep before the horses moved in. Sheep are gone, but this is on the wrong side of the pasture, so we do not use it. Plus the manure pile is right out there. Anyway, the new board at the bottom will not affect anything since no one enters or exits there. Funny/scary story....one time I opened that little stall chain during morning mucking and forgot to put it back up. Dreamy was in all night and never left. I found it down in the morning at feeding and nearly had a heart attack!)

Yummy...I love my Dengie so much that I slobber it all over my nose!

View of Sparky and the sawdust bin....it is not filled with sawdust in the winter, as it just freezes into a solid block of sawdust! We use bagged shavings in the winter instead.
Pics of the tack room!

It is tiny but there is a ton of stuff in there!


Good night mares! :)

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