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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 …

Catch up time!

Oh, I have been a bad blogger!  Two months is a long time!  How often I think that ought to go on my blog and then life happens, and well......here we are!  :-)

Instead of a long boring post, how about a mess of photos to show you what we have been up to!  :-)


Snappy has been jogging...

I've done some cleaning and organizing in my tack room!  Believe it or not, I sold a bunch of saddle pads and my show pads are in another trunk!  LOL!  Yes, I have a problem...

We now have a jog cart for Snappy...

Clarence has done a little riding (here on Dreamy)...
We are working on those heels!

Sparky is looking fantastic for 31 years old this year!

Snappy has finally decided to accept Nose Kisses.  

Maybe because she likes her new saddle pad???  LOL!

Macky the barn cat has been doing what he does best...

Dreamy has been to two open hunter shows so far...

And we went to a team penning clinic again! 

The trees have finally grown leaves, the lawn is green, and I would say spring is finally here!  Snappy sprouted dapples, too!  


Comments

  1. I'm a bad blogger too....as I love reading everyone else's blogs rather than writing on my own. I think of stuff to write about all the time.....and then I don't write about it :-/.
    I love the photos. Sparky looks awesome! Seeing photos like that gives me hope that I will have several more precious years with my Griffin (he's 25 this year). My fingers are crossed that the money gods will shine on me next year when the car is paid and I can adopt another wonderful Standie :-). I love your saddle pad collection......I have a brush & grooming tool collection just like it :-)

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  2. Gorgeous horses! All STBs?

    www.unscheduleddismount.blogspot.ca

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  3. Sounds like you've been keeping busy and having fun :)

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  4. They all look great. And I'm jealous of the jog-cart!

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  5. Snappy really is a good looking gal. Glad to hear the ponies are well1

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  6. Love to see what you've been up to! (of course I catch stuff on facebook....)

    Snappy looks fabulous!

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