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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 …

Fun Freebies!

I love getting free things, especially when I forget that I ordered them!  LOL!  Today I received a fun gift from Stubben, after I signed up for an introductory care package on their website.  I did it back in the beginning of July when I got my new Juventus (the letter from them with the care package is dated July 19!) and kind of forgot about it.  It was free and sent parcel post, so I figured it would take a few weeks.  :)


The letter said I was given Stubben Care Brush On (for my horse's coat) and Stubben Hamanol (leather conditioner).  I admit I was a little bummed, since I wanted the matching leather soap.   But, hey, it is free so how can I possibly complain??  They both retail for $13.95! And I got a cute little cloth bag with the Stubben logo...not sure what I will do with that yet, but I am sure I will find a use for it. 


Good thing I checked the bottles...one is indeed the Hamanol but the "Care Brush On" is actually the leather soap!  LOL!  I am pretty sure my horses' coats would not have a "real show sheen" as the letter promised had I applied the leather soap to them.  ;-D


Thanks Stubben!!!  :D  I am loving this company and loving my saddle!!!  After I use them, I will post a Product Review!

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