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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 …

DIY Project!

My grandfather gave me an old racing trunk that I decided to fix up this summer.  I think it came out pretty neat; it is not perfect, but it looks pretty!  :-)


Starting point


This is on the underside of the brush box.  I love the history!  This is not my grandfather; he bought the trunk back in the early 70s at a farm auction.
Adding paint...

Original hardware
Ooooh looking better....


I love this color!  It's called "Good Karma".  :-) 

Painted hardware
Finished!  




Back in the barn! 

Comments

  1. Gorgeous paint job and color choices! What a fun and neat restoration project.

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  2. It looks great - nice colour choices! How cool to be able to re-use your grandfather's old tack trunk. :-)

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  3. Very Cool! Our grandfathers were good friends :)

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