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NEJA Two-Phase - May 31, 2020

Of course, none of us had any idea if we would be able to compete in 2020. I will say that my big goals for the year (which were sitting in an unpublished post from January 2020!) were to keep my horses healthy, happy, sound, to move up to BN with Ellie, and to complete one recognized horse trial at BN. And despite all of the COVID-19 protocols and cancellations over the year, we did meet our goals (mostly). Many of the local barns here in Maine took on the challenge of bringing us safe competitions in 2020. Ellie and I started the year by competing in a little schooling 2-phase and debuting at BN. It went well and it got me excited about the year's possibilities.  We had a great dressage test (placed second in our division) and then had one rail in our show jump course. The rail was totally my fault and for our first ever BN outing, I was pretty excited! We ended up fourth in a mid-sized division. And because I do not remember much else for specifics, here's a big old photo du

NaBloPoMo Day #5

Day #5 - My horse's talents and natural abilities


Reva
I would say that Reva's natural talent so far is her extended trot.  She is a trotter, which helps!  LOL!  But she extends so easily (and sometimes when I am not asking...such as during a victory pass!  LOL!)


Dreamy
You know, it is funny to think about after all her showing success, but Dreamy has to work pretty hard at dressage and jumping.  She is not naturally talented under saddle, but her WORK ETHIC comes very easily.  She is a worker bee and wants to please.


Sparky
My little Morgan was a very versatile and safe horse in her day.  I did all sorts of things with her, but I would have to say she was the most talented as a driving horse.  We competed up to Preliminary in CDEs and driven dressage and open in pleasure driving shows.  She went on the bit easily and perked right up in harness.  I miss driving her.

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