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ME Morgan Benefit Show - August 10, 2019

I had not been planning to bring Ellie to this show, but an email had gone out to members a few days prior that entries were a bit low.  So in order to support the club, we headed out to Pineland Farm the morning of August 10, for what promised to be a gorgeous summer day!  All photos that I am in were purchased from the show photographer!
I always think these types of shows are going to be fine, but at the end of every single one of them, I always remember why I should stick with dressage and eventing haha.  That is not to say there is anything wrong with open shows or the club that runs them; this is just not the type of showing we do well at because she's not a "show horse".
The show was held at a gorgeous facility that boasts both large indoor and outdoor arenas.  They chose to have the show indoors with warm-up outside, which is fine, but Ellie was not a fan of the indoor.  One corner was open to the large and echo-y storage area where they had set up the secretary…

Day 15 - If you could speak to any horse, dead or alive, what would you say?

I would tell my first horse Sparky how much I appreciate her.  She was the best first horse I could have asked for, and she deserves to know.
One of my senior photos - 1997

For Dreamy, I would thank her for all of the wonderful opportunities she has given to me.  We literally have done everything together, and she always trusted me every step of the way. 
Our first time going BN and we were clear!
Snappy is the tough one for me.  I would tell her I am sorry.  I am sorry I couldn't save her.  I did the best I could for her, but she was in so much pain at the end. Maybe had I been able to watch her in pain and wait for a longer amount of time, because perhaps the medication would have eventually worked, she would still be alive.  But my biggest fear was watching her suffer for any longer than necessary.  I regret not being able to save her and I feel as though this will haunt me forever.

Our first dressage show, first ever dressage test!
And, oh Ellie.  What would I tell Ellie?  Since I have only known her for ten and a half weeks, I would tell her it is ok to trust me.  That is silly in a way, because I know she will eventually and building trust takes time.  Yet, I can see how much easier it will be once we have that trust firmly established.  

The day I bought her, right before I loaded her on my trailer


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  1. This is so interesting to think about! I am sure Snappy knows you did your very best and that your decisions resulted from love and mercy <3

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  2. aww this makes me sad but so sweet. You have had some great horses! :)

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  3. I’m sure she knows you did everything you could. The best thing we can do is say goodbye before they suffer.

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