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NEJA Winter Schooling Jumper Show - April 25, 2021

Our final NEJA show in their winter series was at the end of April. On a whim, I decided to kick it old school and wear my rust breeches and navy coat. I definitely got a few "looks" from some of the HJ crowd, but it was worth being the weirdo eventer girl haha. It was a gorgeous spring day and our rounds were all excellent. Rejoice really seems to enjoy her newfound jumper pony status and powered around like she knew what she was doing haha.  My goals for the day were to win the ground poles speed class by taking a sneaky route someone's trainer would not approve of again haha like I did at the March show and to remember my jump off round like I did NOT do at the March show! Though there wasn't a super sneaky route to take in the ground poles class, I made sure to set her up for tight turns and rollbacks. We did win the class out of nine riders! Whoot! Our speed cross rails was also a good class, with Rejoice willing to listen to half halts, turn on a dime, and also

Just another day on the farm...

This past Sunday my husband had to fix my barn floor.  It is made of wood (not by choice...it is 200 years old so that is what I have...for now!) which is not the best equine flooring in my opinion.  Yes, it looks pretty and is fairly cushiony, but it is a pain in the butt to maintain.  I am careful about airing the urine spots on the stall floors, I use more bedding (shavings) than I probably need to, and all that.  But still, there are rot spots from time to time.


There has been a soft spot at the back of the barn for a while now.  It is underneath the mats, so I was not too worried.  When it rained EVERY SINGLE DAY last summer, I was never able to get the back 6-10" of the floor to dry out completely, hence the soft spot of rot in the boards.


Well, Reva accidentally stepped on it that morning and CRACK! Yup, it finally gave out.  Thankfully, there were no issues except for the noise...and of course, my sensible filly just kept walking out!  LOL!


So anyway, while the boys fixed it up, I took some photos. 


Here they are.....my husband cut out the spot with his chainsaw (gotta love a woodsman who plays carpenter...LOL) so that he could easily piece in more wood.  I did not have my camera for the chainsaw part.  :(  ha ha ha


Here is one of the barn cats, Mac, taking a drink from a horse water tub.



Reva!  :)


 Best buddies!  :)




More of Mac...he was feral but is now the sweetest kitty!




Sparky looks great for age 28!  :)



Two of my girls!  Dreamy was off grazing in her pasture on the other side of the barn, which I could not see from where I was sitting. 




Mac is trying to "help"....LOL!




Such a cutie!  :)

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  1. We have wooden floors under rubber mats, and have a program to replace two stall floor every year - before they do the cracking thing! Love the cat helping out with the work!

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  2. Very cute pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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