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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 …

Marshaling at Cornish Trotting Park - Sept. 11

Dreamy and I have marshaled the annual amateur races at the Cornish Trotting Park every year since 2006.  This year I was not planning to attend...until one of the organizers saw me in the hardware store (gotta love living in a small town! LOL) and asked me if I would do it.  Of course, I said SURE!  :)  My partner in crime, Shelly, and her gelding McKeever also came along.

It was a gorgeous day and there were only eight races this year.  A long lost friend from elementary school whom I have reconnected with on FaceBook took these excellent pics!  Thanks Katie!  :)

Bringing a race down for post parade.  Dreamy is on the right.  




Visiting with our "fans"....LOL!  Dreamy liked the kiddos the best. 


Pretty mare! 



I am not liking my new white breeches...the full seat is too "sticky" and I couldn't seem to post right!  :-P  LOL!  But Dreamy looks nice!




More time with our "fans"!  LOL!

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