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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 …

Blog? What blog?

I have been SOOOO bad at blogging this summer!  LOL!  I have so much to write about, but absolutely have not made time to write.  My days are so full that by the end of the night all I want is a shower and my bed.  And now that I am so far behind, my motivation lowers even more.

I will say that my mares are doing super well.  Sparky is looking so good at age 29 that I actually had to cut her grain back a bit (I am sure the 2nd crop hay might have something to do with that!).  Dreamy is looking very, very muscled and we are doing quite well at First level this year, probably better than I dared to hope!  And Reva continues to make me proud as we confirm really solid basics at the walk and trot.

I promise to post more soon!!  Here's a pic from a recent vacation.....with Dreamy!  :-)

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