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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 …

Snow Mares!

Up here in Maine, we got about 8-9 inches of snow overnight Sunday into Monday.  The wind was also howling so I left the mares inside for a while on Monday morning.  Once it stopped snowing and the visibility was a bit better, I let them out around noon time.  They were happy to be out but were certainly ready to come inside at 4PM for dinner!  LOL!

I took a bunch of photos when I let them outside.  They were pretty cute in the snow and wind!  There is not much space in their winter paddocks, but all three ran around, bucked, and rolled multiple times.  Then Reva tore around the longest while the other two "mature" mares watched!  It was pretty cute!

More pics can be seen here on my Facebook page!  You do not need Facebook to view them!
 

Here is Ms. Sparky!  Love this mare!

Reva being frisky in the snow!

Reva playing in the snow!

Reva rolled about ten times!  LOL!

Dreamy rolling...

This was right after Dreamy got up.  I think this picture is SCARY!  :-P

Pretty Reva!

Dreamy and the blowing snow!

Whoo Reva!


LOL!  They were all so covered!

Reva being a cutting horse!

Using her hind end.....good dressage horse!  ;-D


Sparky and Reva

Dreamy's butt  :D

Licking the snow off her nose....LOL!
Snow

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