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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 …

Maine Dressage Society Banquet 2011

Today was the Maine Dressage Society Banquet for 2011.  I brought my fabulous instructor Judy along with me.  Dreamy won a bunch of awards and I am super proud!


Training level - 4th place
First level - 10th place 
Aged Horse division - 4th place
Standardbred breed recognition certificates at Training and First!


I have to say, my favorite ribbon is the 10th place!  That is the coolest ribbon ever!  I don't have anything like that!  :-)


Just one banquet left in February for the SPHO-NJ!







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  1. Yeah for you and Dreamy! How cool that your organizations have all those cool year end awards!

    Thanks for the blog award - I saw it, but haven't had a chance to do a post about it! I'll get to it this week! :-)

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  2. Wow! That 11th place ribbon is AWESOME! :) I want one! Congrats on all your awards.

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