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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 …

PRODUCT REVIEW: Protectavest

I have not done a product review in a while!  :)  This is one of my most favorite horse inventions.  It is called a Protectavest!  And in honor of the recent start of hunting season here in Maine, I figured it was a timely review!

My mares are all turned out with their Protectavests on during hunting season.  Dreamy and Sparky have had theirs for eight years now and they look great.  I wash them at the end of the season and pack them away until the following year.  They have not torn, faded, or stretched.   What I especially like is how they are made right here in Maine!   I actually went to the woman's house to purchase the first two, as I was working at the high school in her town at the time.  This last one I bought for Reva I just emailed her and bought it with my Paypal account.

Here are the mares sporting their Protectavests back on November 30, 2008!



Side note: I am NOT READY FOR SNOW LIKE THAT!  Ahhhhh!  LOL!

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