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Hidden Brook Farm Dressage Schooling Show - June 2, 2019

Ellie and I did a show at our lesson barn this past weekend instead of taking a lesson.  I would have done a lesson on Saturday before the show, but my instructor went to NEDA Spring with her eldest daughter, who was able to get her last Grand Prix score for her USDF Gold Medal!!!  So that is a good reason to not be able to lesson haha.

I admit I was a little bummed about our low scores at the SMDA show two weeks prior.  I know a score of 6 (60%) is called satisfactory, but I really thought our performance was better than a low 60%.
I was determined to ride well and even though Beth was not there, I had her youngest daughter as my back up if the wheels fell off the bus LOL!  She was already in the warmup and at the show ring with her actual students, so it was nice to have her there to remind me to breathe and not hang on the left rein!  ;-)
Ellie unloaded and was totally calm.  Honestly, she loves her lesson barn and knows it is her second home haha.  She was much calmer tied to the tra…

2013: A list of hopes

I have not set my 2013 goals yet for several reasons.  For one, I have been busy enough to let blogging slide, and while I have been doing a lot of thinking about what I want 2013 to look like, I just have not had a moment to sit down and write.  Also, there are many things up in the air at the moment, so I just have not felt ready to put anything down "on paper", so to speak.  (How is that for a sentence full of cliches??  LOL!)  Hence, this is a list of hopes, not necessarily goals.  

Sparky
My wonderful old mare is going to be 31 this June.  It does not seem possible that I have owned her now for twenty years!!  As always, I just want to keep her healthy and happy and sound.  She is a grand old girl and deserves the very best I can give her, since she has always given me her very best.

Dreamy
Just what in the WORLD can I possible accomplish with this mare, who has proven time and time and time again that she is one of the best ambassadors of a well rounded, versatile Standard…

2012 Year End Awards

Six banquets and a hunt ball later....the mares won several year end awards for 2012!  Yay!  I did not attend two of the banquets due to time and money constraints (NEHC and SPHO-NJ).

I already wrote about the Maine Horse Association banquet.  But I figured I might as well just do one blog post about the rest.  I only keep track of this for my own purposes, and writing up six different posts just seems, well, too much like bragging.  :-(

Reva
Maine Horse Association
- Champion Standardbred In Hand
- Champion Standardbred 2-Gait Pleasure
- Champion Open Introductory Level dressage
- Retired the Standardbred Challenge Trophy

Southern Maine Dressage
- Champion Introductory A - 70.33% average score
- Third Introductory B - 70.633% average score

Maine Dressage Society
- Champion Introductory Level - 70.25% median score
- High Point Standardbred HOY (certificate and medal)
- High Point SPHO-ME trophy (saddle pad)

New England Horseman's Council
- Third Single Roadster Horse

American Saddlebred Associatio…

Coincidence? Maybe...

I don't know if I have ever told the story about how my son shares his birthday with my mare Dreamy.  Basically, as I was recovering from my C-section, I told the nurses that my horse was born on this very same day!  They looked at me with wide eyes, looked nervously at each other, and tried to assure me I had given birth to a CHILD not a horse.  I tried unsuccessfully to explain that I knew that, but my horse had been born on the very same day, just thirteen years prior!  LOL!


How curious, then, that my new mare ALSO shares the same birthday!  And.....the date of ownership for both is Christmas???  Coincidence?  Or fate?  You decide!  ;-)




Shipping boots for sale!

Can you tell I am bored and poor??  ;-)

I just posted an album to Facebook with six items.  Well, five of them sold within an hour!  Yay!  This is the only item I have left.

Kensington SmartPink Shipping Boots!  Retails for $125, will sell for $80 firm with shipping to anywhere in the lower 48 (USA).  They are in great shape and I just washed them.  Took the pics before I washed so they are even cleaner now.  Slight discoloration on inside hinds.  Paypal only please!




How many horses do you have? TOO MANY.

Yup, four mares.  Just too damn many!  LOL!  

*SIGH*  I didn't mean for this to happen.  Honest!  But I couldn't say no to Snappy, who needed a place to call home.  She spent six weeks at a local Standardbred farm, and I was very lucky that it was a great situation for us both.  But despite the fact that the farm is only a five minute drive from my house and the board was very reasonable, I just couldn't do it for the long haul.  Plus, I felt badly about staying any longer; they are not a "boarding" facility and I had originally asked about a 4-6 week stay to figure out what I was going to do...

So, I did what any horse crazy girl would do who has four horses and only three stalls!  I created a REDNECK stall for my older mare Sparky!  LOL!!!  This is where I previously kept my shavings, a few trunks, my wheelbarrow and Vermont hay cart.  She is soooo super good.  I didn't even take down the windchime.  She likes to bump it gently with her head while waiting to …

Gotta love a good deal

Not much going on around here, hence my lack of posts.  :-(  I am sooooo ready for winter to be over!

I did score the deal of the century with a brand new, never been used Stubben girth that matches my Stubben Juventus AP saddle perfectly.  Thank you Facebook horse/tack for sale pages!




I paid $45 including shipping.  This is what I would have paid had I bought it retail

WINNING!