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SMDA Recognized Show - July 14, 2019

Ellie and I tried her first recognized show in July.  It was quite an interesting experience; I don't know why this has been such a weird year, but sadly it has!

I signed up to ride Training 2 and 3, paying the little extra to have T3 count as a qualifying score.  It didn't really matter since we cannot do enough rated shows this year to qualify for a USDF award, as I want to do horse trials and other things on weekends when the rated shows are scheduled.  But I wanted it to "count" just in case because you never know lol!

I didn't get any media as I went by myself.  Training 2 went great!  Ellie warmed up well and we had a really solid test.  She was calm and rideable, and I honestly thought we had done quite well!  The judge didn't agree and we scored a 62.241%, for third in a class of five.  Not a terrible score, but it seemed lower than the performance.  I figured it was just a difference between normally doing schooling shows and this was rated, so the sco…

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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