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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 …

Shameless plea!

Kate over at The Adventures of Lucy is holding a contest to win one of her beautiful hand painted saddle pads.  In order to enter, I had to write a poem (not my strong suit) and post a pic on Facebook.  If you have a FB account, please hop over and like my mare's photo and poem please?  I really appreciate it!!  :-)  And be sure to like Kate's business, Polar Square Designs!  I have been coveting these gorgeous pads for a while, but have not been able to save up to purchase one yet.  With your help, Reva could win one!


This is the pic I used for the contest:



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