Skip to main content

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 …

Day 6: Childhood memory



This is Kennebec Chief, known as Kenny, with me up.  The photo was taken in 1989, so I would have been ten years old and Kenny was twenty four.

The neatest part of this childhood memory is that Kenny was a stallion and is my mare Sparky's sire.  Kenny was probably the most well behaved and easy going stallion I will ever meet and he taught me to canter.   I loved riding him!  Not many can say that not only did they ride a stallion as a kid, but that they got to ride their horse's sire.

Comments

  1. So cool! My mare's sire is still around - not sure I would want to ride him though :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment!