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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…

Hanover Shoe Farm Does it Right

This is a great article I stumbled across while searching for something else entirely. What a neat farm. And the sainted rescuers say that STB folks are cruel. RIGHT..... :P


  1. At least one year -- they may still do it -- they put in a standing bid of I think $1000 or so for all the horses at an auction, to be sure that none of them would go for meat. They then donated 17 of the younger, potentially rideable horses to the SRF. Five of them were mares that came to the farm where I was keeping Willie at the time. The Hanover Shoe people are pretty awesome. :)

  2. That is great to know! I know they are not the only ones out there doing good things for STBs, but they are certainly one of the best. :)

  3. I knew that Hanover Shoe supported retired horses, but didn't know about the auction rescues. Just when I fear that the world is full of cruel and selfish people, somebody proves that it isn't.


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