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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

NaBloPoMo - I did it!

I did it!  Thirty posts in thirty days...well actually, it was 32 posts!  :-D




I am not sure what made me want to do the NaBloPoMo challenge this year.  Part of me wanted to see if I could actually do it, part of me wanted to be like other blogger friends who have done this in the past, and part of me just thought it would look cool to put an icon like the one above on my blog!  LOL!  :-p


I do not think I would have been as successful had I not used the prompts each day.  There were some that I did not like writing as much as others, but overall it was not bad.  There are times when I have so much to write about and then other times I feel like I have the most boring life ever; writing something along the lines of, "Well, I fed the horses, mucked stalls, and had two good rides today" just seems silly to do every single day.  There are times when whatever I am doing for training under saddle with the mares is just not that interesting.  

Obviously it is easier in the spring, summer, and fall to write more because I am showing a lot.  Now as we head into winter, lessons have slowed down (sadly, my instructor does not have an indoor), shows are over, and it is harder to fit in ride time.  Thankfully the footing has been decent enough so far to keep both Reva and Dreamy fit, but I am unable to ride both in a day because of the lack of daylight.  I am happy to ride each one 3-4 times a week though, which is better than having to stop riding all together.  I will keep it up as long as I can until the temperatures drop or the footing deteriorates.  Maybe we will have a mild winter and I can continue riding!  It would be great to not have to start at square one of conditioning in March.  :-)


Happy blogging!  I hope that my NaBloPoMo or other 30 Day Challenge prompts might inspire you to use them as well!

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  1. Congratulations! I am enjoying the prompts from one of you other lists. I'm not going to do it in 30 days but I have promised myself not to skip any.

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  2. Congrats. You're the one who inspired me to do it. I still can't believe I actually completed it...

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