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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…

Reva Gets Her Hooves Trimmed

So, my farrier came out and was able to make Reva's hooves look MUCH better.

Here was her near fore before:

And here is the same hoof after he trimmed her:


Off fore:



Both fores:


Hinds:

Normally her usual stance on the crossties is every single leg is splayed out in a different direction. Oh boy. But after he trimmed her, she was standing perfectly SQUARE on the ties.

Yes, my farrier is a ROCKSTAR. :D

I feel a lot better about improving her hooves. I mean, I knew they would be better by the time I wanted to really start her under saddle, but the different in just one trim was just awesome. No hoof, no horse, right?! :D

On another Reva note, she got her own blanket and bridle yesterday! :) I dropped off my winter blankets to be cleaned at a feed store, which was only a few miles from a REALLY awesome tack store called Double G. There was no way I could pass up an opportunity to browse in a tack shop without a child (my son was visiting his Grammie, my mom, for a few days and came back this afternoon...) so I had to go. :) I found her a used Centaur Irish knit "Wickster" sheet for only $12!! I had to get it! It is an 80-82, light blue in color, and it is a little big for her right now, but I know she is not done growing. It will be perfect to use for when she is wet or as an underlayer for a rainsheet or blanket. Plus I found her a decent training bridle for only $30. I took a picture but they all came out like crap in the barn last night. The lighting is good, but with the flash the exposure is awful. And then without the flash they are too dark. But she got her first bridle! :)

Comments

  1. Reva's hooves look great. Are you bringing her back to NJ in Aug?

    Enjoy her she is going to be great!

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  2. Thanks! :) I am not planning to bring her to Nationals because I cannot afford to bring two horses! Plus she would only be in the in-hand class, so really not worth it. :)

    Next year.....or in 2011 for sure. :D

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