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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 …

National Standardbred Show 2010 - PICS!

Well, here are a few pics from the National Show.  I am waiting on a CD of pics from a friend of mine, and I have yet to make a purchase from the show photographers.  I have been super busy with the start of school (ahhh, the dreary working life is back!  LOL)!

But, anyway, here are a few until I get all of them.....ENJOY!

Here we are in one of the many under saddle classes...this was either Hunter or Pleasure.


Hunter over Crossrails...




Our western debut!  :D



Our stall......with some of our ribbons!



Back home modeling our ribbons!  :)  Dreamy was so not impressed!  I had to take over 50 photos to get a few where she did not have her grumpy bored face.

Here are just our dressage ribbons!






And the rest!






National Reserve Champion Training level dressage - I love neck sashes!  Dreamy has won two in her life...so far!  ;-)



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