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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 …

NaBloPoMo Day #13

Day #13 - Something I wish I could change about my horse

To be honest, I love my horses as they are.  Sure, I wish Reva could be a bit less opinionated (but what fun would THAT be...?) and I wish Dreamy's canter was naturally better and she did not have COPD (but these issues are workable for me and not that big of a deal in the scheme of life), and I wish Sparky were 20 years younger (but there is not much I can do about that!).  Yet those are silly things.  They are really good horses, willing to provide me with companionship, trust, and enjoyment.  Instead of wishing I could change them, I just work harder (if it legitimately something I can change) or find acceptance.  

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