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Wentworth Hunter Pace - June 6, 2021

After Margaret and I had such a fun time at the fall hunter pace, we opted to go again this spring! This time, while I rode Rejoice again, Margaret rode her horse Jester and had a friend ride Ladyhawke. All Kennebec Morgans!! Jester and Rejoice have the same dam and Jester and Lady share the same sire. Unfortunately instead of a lovely late spring day, we had one of the first intensely hot and humid days of the year. It was definitely a bummer, but the ride was mostly in the shade of the woods and we had a great time!  most of the fences were 3' coops but we found a small log and this hay to jump haha Until we didn't. 😑 We brought along a third friend who rode Margaret's older mare, Ladyhawke. She's a good rider but hasn't known Ladyhawke for very long and didn't realize how much of a cranky boss mare she could be at times. She kicked Jester right in the front leg just about halfway through the ride, and while the cut itself ended up not being a big deal in the

NEDA Spring Photographs

I hate trying to get my photos into a long post, so I am going to do the photos separate. I am hoping that I can get a professional pic too.

I am actually on the center line (got a 7 on this center line) but from S's vantage point, it looks bad. LOL!

I am sitting up, but Dreamy is on her forehand....

Whoa, big canter stride. Unfortunately, S never got a good pic of the canter. My position is not that bad, really. Definitely getting better!

Free walk...her hind legs look odd. ??
Cantering and I am TRYING so hard to sit up and keep my legs at the girth...

YAY! Our second place ribbon for Training 2! With the nice backdrop of gravel piles. We should have though of it and taken a pic near a NEDA banner or something nicer.....

This is our good luck charm, thanks to On the Bit! :) :) :) Thanks M!!!! I know it is working!!!

C wanted to take some here is S looking over my tests at the end of the day...

C taking pics of me untacking Dreamy. For an almost five year old, he takes pretty decent pics!


  1. I love it! I am so glad that my lucky charm is really working! I told it before I put it in the package that it had to bring you luck. I am so proud of you for placing at your very first recognized show! Go "Dream Team"!!!

  2. Congratulations Dreamy looks great, the two of you did very well. I want to thank you for your Canter Support group, I applied your techniques and it worked. Lat's most difficult lead is clockwise (Right lead) but tonight she was correct twice. :)

    Thanks again:0 :)

  3. Hi! I was just browsing though and saw your site. I have a STB gelding who has learned to canter and jumpe (quite nicely actually) but he has a very difficult time picking up his right lead. Any suggestions? I am an expereienced rider, but new to working with STBs and I was wondering if you had any adivce! Thanks!

  4. Hi Live to Fly! Welcome to my blog! I actually did a post last month about cantering. I think I called it Cantering Your STB. Link is here:

    Hope that helps as a start! :) Feel free to email me if you want to chat more. :D


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