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NER United States Pony Club Show Jump Rally - July 20, 2019

Ellie and I had SO MUCH FUN at our first Pony Club jump rally this year.  We drove up to Clay Brook Farms, where we had our D-1/D-2 rating, in order to compete for the day on July 20.  This happened to be one of the hottest days of summer, so the organizers modified the schedule a bit.  Instead of doing two rounds in the morning and one in the afternoon, we all did just two rounds (with a ten-minute break in between) all in the morning, so we were done and headed out just after lunch.  
Everything ran so smoothly despite the condensed format.  We were able to do our formal inspections right before we mounted up, and we were all encouraged to limit our warm up time.  We were not allowed to wear jackets, and there was a TON of horse water and ice cold human water available at numerous stations around the field.
I was competing with Epona Pony Club, but I was again put on a Horsemaster team with two other adults from Foxcroft Pony Club, Angie and Beth, the two riders I competed with at the…

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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