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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 …

Team Penning Clinic VIDEO

I finally got around to downloading, uploading, saving, whatever the only video clip I got from the team penning clinic back in May.  Enjoy!



Team Penning Clinic 5.12.12 from Elizabeth Tewksbury on Vimeo.

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  1. Wow! Look at Dreamy go!

    She was cool as a cucumber and I saw her try to bite that cow! Too funny. I guess herding cows is somewhat instinctual, unless you have a horse afraid of cows, that is. ;)

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  2. cool! I like how Dreamy was walking calmly, focused on the cows and just trying to do her job!

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  3. Yahbbut, howcome your horse isn't rearing, tossing her head around or being a nitwit?

    >g<

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  4. Cool vid! That chestnuts quite keen, huh?

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