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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 …

UMaine Spring Fling photos!

As promised...!!!

Here is our loot! :)


  1. You both look terrific. I love the smile in the first photo!

  2. You guys look like you're having fun, and have to love that blue ribbon!

  3. Thanks! I love showing and always have that silly smile on my face. I have been teased in the past...LOL!

    Even the sprained ankle at the end of the day couldn't wipe the smile away.... :D

  4. Way to go, great pictures and Blue baby!! :)

  5. Great photos! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see more this summer :)

  6. Great photos - thanks for posting them! Love the big smile in the first one. If it was me showing (ack!)I would have a worried, nervous look, for sure! ;-)


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