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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 I will say that my big goals for the year (which were sitting in an unpublished post from January 2020!)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 #6

Day 6 - My horse's favorite food


I don't feed many things other than hay and grain.  Once in a while I will do carrots or apples.  Normally the mares just get Rounders cookies each day.  So I don't really know what to answer for "favorite" food.  All three of them enjoy the cookies!


I will say that Dreamy would not eat carrots when I first got her.  She absolutely REFUSED them.  LOL!  I used to give carrots at night check instead of the cookies, but I had to give Dreamy apples instead.  I started to add carrots to her PM grain and after leaving the chunks a few nights in a row, she finally started to eat them.  She is hands down the pickiest horse I have ever met!


Sparky, on the other hand, will eat ANYTHING!  She has eaten just about every type of food I might have on me at the barn or at a show.  She is not picky AT ALL!


I am not sure about Reva...I have never really offered her much besides the apples and carrots and cookies!


Reva thinks she wants a piece of pizza from my husband.  LOL!  He wouldn't share, so I have no idea if she likes pizza...hahaha!





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  1. When I got my first standie (Story) off the track, she refused carrots--I think they must've hidden meds in them at some point. She learned to eat them, eventually.

    I also had a horse once who wouldn't eat apples--he'd smash his lips together and raise his head up high so I couldn't even reach his mouth. Then, one day, he got hungry...and all I had with me was an apple. After that, no problem. >g<

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  2. lol, She looks like she REALLY wants a piece of that pizza.
    My horse absolutely loves lemonade popsicles.

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  4. Aww, what a sweet picture. One of the horses I used to part board loved grapes, specifically green ones! NEver tried feeding those to my mare... but she'd probably eat 'em. I also know a horse who loves M&Ms.

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