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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 …

Maine Horse Association 2010 Banquet

One down, three to go!  "Tis the season for horsey banquets!  We have four to attend...my Dream Girl had quite the year!  :D


Last night, November 20, we attended the MHA banquet.  We earned three year end awards....this is always exciting because (except for the junior categories) they only award the grand champion and reserve champions at the banquet.

Lots of pretty ribbons and trophies....



We won Champion Training level dressage, Champion 3-gait Standardbred, and reserve Standardbred in-hand!  Yay Dreamy!



Yay for fun banquets with friends!  :D  

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  1. Wow! Those awards are really nice! Congratulations on your success this year! :)

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  2. Wow!! Great job and congratulations!

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