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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 Contest!!

Alright readers!  I have been hovering at 99 followers now for WEEKS!  The 100th person who becomes a follower will win a small (but fun!) prize!  And if I can get to 110, that person will win something even better!


C'mon readers!  I know some of you read but have not hit the "follow" button yet.


(Also, I apologize for the severe lack of posts...I have been having so much fun this summer that I have not made time to write.  I promise that will change soon!!)  Here is a pic from a show last weekend to tide you over.  







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  1. Ooh ribbons! I have ribbon envy. Maybe I need to get a STB or a paint and start doing breed shows or something, but none of the ribbons we win are nearly as exciting.

    Actually, the most exciting ribbon we've got was also the most meaningless! We won a hot pink and burgundy ribbon for a clear round at a local jumper show.

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  2. Yay hearthooves! Email me your mailing address and i will send along the little gift!!! :-D

    Awww, Kate, ribbons are not everything! Some of my best horse show experiences do NOT include winning any blue ribbons.

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  3. Actually, for us blue is second! We aim for red. And I would totally agree with you on the relative irrelevance of ribbons in general. I think some of the best show experiences we've had don't correlate with our results/placement; it just depends on the rest of the division.
    My point was merely that your ribbons are so much prettier! Purely superficial and trivial longing ;)

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  4. Oh that's right! I forgot.....ha ha ha. Funny how the ribbon colors are not universal! :-D

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