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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 …

Day Nine: 30 Day Challenge

Day Nine: Any injuries you've gotten from riding

Well, this is a boring post!  LOL!  Thankfully I have never been seriously injured from riding.  I have often been sore and sunburned from riding though!  LOL!  I did sprain my ankle from falling off (at a horse show......great!)  last spring, which was the worst thing I have ever done.   


So now that I have written this, let's all knock on wood that my minimal injury track record will continue!  :-)


Yes, I know, this pic has nothing to do with my post.  But Dreamy is cute and fat, and I wish it looked like that outside!  :-)

Comments

  1. Hi honey,

    Luckily your mother has only seen you fall off a horse twice and that was enough for a lifetime. I am so glad that you have never gotten seriously hurt while riding. Please keep it up! I love you Elizabeth, mom xoxox

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