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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 …

USDF 2010 Yearbook!

Yes, I am proud.  Yes, I am bragging.  This may be the only time in my life I earn a USDF All Breed Award (well, we earned two...) and I am EXCITED!  LOL!

The only way to view the Yearbook online is to be a member of the USDF.  Sooooooo, I copied and scanned the page for my readers!  :-D  Our pic is right there, top left and the two awards are listed on the bottom left.   

Dreamy is a dressage rockstar.  

Click on the page once to open in the window alone, then click it again (your cursor will be a little magnifying glass...) and then it will be large enough to read!


  1. >clapping and cheering, fit to be heard all the way to your place from my place!<

  2. I love it!!! And I have learned in life that once you do something once it makes it much easier to come back and do it I am expecting 1st level award on dreamy and training level on reva in the near future :)

  3. Very cool! You guys are famous :)

  4. Thanks guys!

    OTB - Oh geez! Nothing like a little bit of pressure! LOL! Reva has to spend some time at intro level at the schooling shows first! And I doubt Dreamy and I can earn a First level award....just STARTING to think about moving up this year! LOL!

  5. way to go!! That is so cool... :-D


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