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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 Nineteen: 30 Day Challenge

Day Nineteen: A discipline you would like to try

I am dying to try team penning!  I have done so many things with horses, but I have never worked with cows on horseback.  I am not sure why I want to team pen, but I think it looks fun.  I would probably suck at it, but that would be OK!  LOL!

I would also love to try cowboy mounted shooting.  It seems like a neat skill, but again I would probably be a terrible shooter.  :-P

And lastly, I want to do more versatility challenges.  I had a blast at the one last August, so I want to try it again this year.  

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