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She's Not a Baby Anymore!

Early spring saw some immediate changes in how Ellie carried herself and our dressage work started to truly improve.  There had been times last year where flat work felt like a fight and I wondered to myself if she was ever going to just relax and listen to me haha.

Thankfully, as the title suggests, Ellie has suddenly grown up in front of my eyes.  We have had some really stellar lessons lately, where I feel like I am suddenly able to make things click.  We also had an incredibly frustrating dressage lesson a few weeks ago where Ellie was in rip-roaring peeing heat (not normal for her) and we worked through 45 minutes of her refusing to bend right.  So, ya know, as much as she is improving, she is still an opinionated redheaded mare!  ;-)

But, I have to give her credit because she is really working her little butt off for me!  Sadly, I had not been able to schedule in a jump lesson before our first three-phase, which led to me riding her ridiculously backward at a slow trot the entire …

Big Surprise!

I love getting mail. Like real, paper-envelope-in-my-mailbox kind of mail. In this technology age, the only thing I ever get in the mail anymore are bills and catalogs! LOL!

So it was pretty darn exciting to see an envelope addressed to me with the "Peninsula Farm" return address. I felt my heart skip a beat and I knew what it was as I tore open the envelope.

Can you guess?? :D

Inside was a nice note attached to Reva's papers and DNA typing sheet. The Filly is mine! :D Thank you Mr. Duer!!!!!

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