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Wentworth Hunter Pace - June 6, 2021

After Margaret and I had such a fun time at the fall hunter pace, we opted to go again this spring! This time, while I rode Rejoice again, Margaret rode her horse Jester and had a friend ride Ladyhawke. All Kennebec Morgans!! Jester and Rejoice have the same dam and Jester and Lady share the same sire. Unfortunately instead of a lovely late spring day, we had one of the first intensely hot and humid days of the year. It was definitely a bummer, but the ride was mostly in the shade of the woods and we had a great time!  most of the fences were 3' coops but we found a small log and this hay to jump haha Until we didn't. 😑 We brought along a third friend who rode Margaret's older mare, Ladyhawke. She's a good rider but hasn't known Ladyhawke for very long and didn't realize how much of a cranky boss mare she could be at times. She kicked Jester right in the front leg just about halfway through the ride, and while the cut itself ended up not being a big deal in the

NEJA Winter Schooling Jumper Show - February 21, 2021

I feel as though winter shows always feel like a fun thing to do until it is actually the morning of, and it is SO FREAKING COLD outside, and you think why am I like this?

so cold but so cute

But I digress. Margaret and I decided it would be super fun and exciting to bring Rejoice to the winter schooling shows at a local farm. Rejoice is actually a pretty decent jumper and seems to enjoy it much more than anything too dressage related haha. After our success at the three versatility challenges in 2020, I figured it might be fun to bop around a few little courses.

Jumping Rejoice also helped give me confidence that had been lost in 2020 with Ellie's stopping issues. Rejoice is honest and the jumps were so tiny that it gave me the opportunity to just jump without much thought.

I mean really, we did ground poles and cross rails. Adorable and so fun! 

look at her cute little ears and plump & fuzzy mama belly

Rejoice was a little wide eyed and I definitely was overthinking everything, but we made it around our two little courses and even brought home a 6th place ribbon for our effort in groundpoles haha. We were seventh in crossrails but no ribbons for that!

Rejoice did have one weirdo moment in the first class where she decided maybe it would be safer to NOT hop over the groundpoles, as a previous horse had knocked them apart. She literally looked down and went OHHH NOPE and skidded to a halt from the canter. I was NOT prepared for that, but thankfully it made me shake the cobwebs out of my brain and remember how to ride LOL! I am unsure how I stayed on and it never even counted against us as a refusal since I popped back up into the saddle and we went over. Ohhhhh Rejoice! *facepalm*

look at that heel grab lol
it is the only thing I can think of that saved me
from falling off ha

It was a FREAKING COLD day (high of 28), so Margaret and I only stayed long enough for my classes and we left. We decided it was worth doing again for sure, but hopefully March would be much warmer haha.

jumps so tiny she has one front on the ground
and a hind also on the ground ha

yay mare!


  1. Awww what a good girl! You can see her figuring out what to do with her body parts over the fences throughout the series.

  2. I'm still so amazed you managed to save that almost stop 😂 well done you!


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