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New Horse, Who Dis?

If you happen to follow my Instagram, you may have seen a new photo yesterday of a horse that looks an awful lot like Ellie, but it isn't Ellie!

It's her momma!
Yes, it is true.  I now am the proud owner of Kennebec Rejoice, Ellie's dam.  To make a long story short, as Miss Gardiner, who owns Kennebec Morgan Farm, is now approaching 98 years old (!!!!), the managers have been placing the broodmares and selling the younger stock.  At this point, there are only three stallions left: Ellie's sire, who at age 25 will live out his days at the farm, a ten-year-old named Triple S Midnight, and a five-year-old named Kennebec Commander.  (So if you know anyone who wants a LOVELY breeding stallion, I can put you in touch!)
Most of the broodmares had been spoken for years ago by former employees and others who already own a Kennebec.  I had made it known that I would take in a broodmare if one needed a soft place to land.  One of the current farmworkers bought Rejoice this past spri…

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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