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CNER United States Pony Club Dressage Rally - May 11, 2019

Our very first ever PC rally was this past Saturday at Apple Knoll Farm in Millis, MA. It kind of cracks me up that I joined PC for the express purpose of access to more jumping instruction opportunities, and my first mounted experience is a dressage rally hahaha.  

But honestly, it was so much fun.  Maybe it is because I am so used to showing alone or maybe because I love the show prep and set up just as much (if not more) than the actual riding, but competing in a PC rally is now one of my most favorite experiences.  And I cannot wait to do more!  I think the only thing different for this show was having to label EVERYTHING with my name.  Otherwise, my show prep was just the same as normal.

Sadly, our original team of four riders ended up dwindling to just two, as one young rider ended up sick with a 103 fever and a barn was quarantined because of a horse with EHV-4 so none of the PC members from that large boarding barn could attend. Therefore, my remaining teammate and I were split …

Day 12: Close up

It was nearly 70 degrees here today in Maine (in NOVEMBER!!!) so Dreamy had a bath.  I don't think I have ever given a horse a bath this late in the year.  But with her full body clip (for hunting), it really helped her coat.  She was surprisingly good natured about it.  This is her soapy shoulder, BTW.  ;-)

I have a very cool old barn.  It was dismantled and brought here to be reconstructed.  Here are the hand-hewn support beams with Roman numerals to aid the builders.

Comments

Laura said…
Lucky that you got a bath in! It was in the 60s here, but we had super high winds and Spencer was a bit nutty, so I didn't try for a bath - but man could he use one! lol

Sounds like your barn is really neat - I like the old beams!
LiveToFly said…
Super awesome barn! I gave mine baths too!! It was SO warm!