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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 …

300th post!

It is hard to believe that I have been writing here since May 2008.  And this is officially my 300th post!  Yay!



Some interesting statistics (to me, anyway! LOL):

I currently have 54 "official" followers, and many others who read and/or comment but have not hit the "follow" button.  


I average about 1250 views a month.

Most of my traffic comes from BehindTheBit.  Thanks Stacey!  :) 


While my biggest audience is the USA, I also get readers from Canada, Australia, the UK, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, and Estonia, as well as random other countries like Ethiopia and Hungary.  Very cool!

The most popular posts are:
Chastetree berries
Ethmoid Hematomas
WEG 2010
Saddle Fitting
COPD/Cushings


Well, here's to another great year of blogging!  :)

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  1. Hi honey,

    I am one of your followers, and I enjoy reading your blog. Another snow day for you! I love you honey, mom xox

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