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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 Becomes a Riding Horse

Here are some pics from September. This was the last time I rode in her tiny paddock. Since then, I have ridden her in the large field where I ride Dreamy. Of course, I have no pics or videos, seeing as it is nearly impossible to get my husband to take any! This was a rare occasion! LOL!

Telling her what a GOOD GIRL she is!

Dislikes the bugs!

Clarence had been DYING to ride Reva. She is only three, at this point in these pics had only been backed three times, so of course I always said NO! Next summer, maybe!

Well, he won out. I let him sit on her while my husband helped.

Clarence was so beside himself with excitement to ride the filly! She was SO GOOD. I would NOT recommend doing this with most 3 yo fillies, but Reva is just simply a Super Horse!

With Shawn at Clarence's leg, I walked Reva around a little in her paddock. She walked on eggshells. Perfect girl!

He'll be doing Leadline with her next year! LOL! ;-) Just showing next year.

The rule here is that if you ride, you help take care of the horse. Clarence wanted to put her hoof polish on. He tells me now that he has ridden her, Reva is HIS horse. I can have Sparky and Dreamy if I want.......too funny.


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