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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 THIRTY! 30 Day Challenge

Day Thirty: Your future with horses

PHEW! I almost made it!  I missed posting this yesterday by completely spacing out.  This past week at school has been utterly insane.  But here it is!  I completed the entire 30 Day Challenge!  Click here to see all the posts.

So, my future with horses.  Well, I plan to own horses as long as I am physically capable.  I cannot imagine my life without them.  If I cannot own a horse at some point, I would find a way to lease one or at least take lessons.  Someday I plan to own another Morgan, someday I hope to own a Connemara pony, and I am sure I will own another Standardbred!

I plan to continue to compete in the future as well.  I love dressage and would LOVE to earn my USDF bronze medal someday.  That means I have to earn scores at First and Second...that might be hard.  My immediate plan is to try First Level this year with Dreamy and see how we do!

We are expecting a big 8-14" snow storm here in Maine tomorrow.  So much for this 30 Day Challenge helping me get through the winter weather.....SIGH.  Last year at this time it was 60-70 degrees...this year it has barely gotten into the 40s on a good day.  It has been a very very trying winter and early spring so far.  Here's hoping the summer is gorgeous for good riding!

I have lots to post about Dreamy and her spring conditioning!  I started riding her on March 13 and we have had 15 rides so far!  She is looking FANTASTIC and I am excited!  More later!  :-)

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  1. Hi honey,

    You did it! I loved reading your posts but sad that the 30 day challenge is finished. We have 2.5 inches of snow so far...blah! I love you Elizabeth, mom xoxox

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