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Showing posts from July, 2018

August Online Dressage Show - An International Fundraiser

While this may come across as a shameless plug, I don't think I have enough blog followers to quality for that lol!   I'm the founder and President of our local Sport Horse Club and we just hosted an Online Dressage Show on July 20th.  While entries were expectantly low, we are hosting another and hope to see it grow!  The beautiful thing about this International Fundraiser is anyone in the world can participate as long as they have access to the internet and someone to video!  Currently, we have TWO judges who judge each test individually, therefor you get twice the amount of feedback!  For only $15.00 Canadian (less than $12 USD) you can ride a test and receive your test back plus additional comments via e-mail from the judges.  Additionally, riders who ride at least 2 tests in one division are eligible for High Point Awards!  It's a no-brainer! The deadline for the next show is August 24 and all the details can be found in the Show Book on our website: htt

Learning Sierra, 1 Month Recap

I have officially owned Sierra for 1 month (and 1 day, but that seems ridiculous to state) and we accomplished a lot early on, but i'm sad to say due to weather, working full time and haying/farming, she has 'sat' for nearly 3 weeks!  However, we have done a little so i'll focus on those for now... but if that isn't bad enough, I have 2 trips planned that will put me away more than home for the next month, which means the hours spent in the saddle won't be changing a whole lot.  At the end of the day, I swore I wouldn't 'baby' my new horse like I did so much with Kidd, and I really wanted a horse I could leave for a week and hop on without any trouble, so I guess if nothing else we will be putting that to the test. "Wat dis?" Over the past 2.5 weeks, Sierra spent most of her time in her paddock.  Following the clinic , it was blistering hot for 3 days.  While those in the lower-48 may laugh, up here in North Western Canada we are r