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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 …

The Sorority House

A horse friend was teasing me about having a sorority house at the barn.  LOL!  I suppose owning three opinionated mares does equate to having a sorority house in the back yard.  I got thinking the other night and I suppose it would have to be called Σ Λ P or Sigma Delta Rho......the first letters, of course, for Sparky, Dreamy, and Reva.  (In that order OF COURSE!)



  1. Not Sigma Theta Beta? (STB)

  2. Ha ha ha....didn't think of that! They are not all Standardbreds after all! :D


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