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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 …

WINNER WINNER!

Well, the show is over and the results are in! Our dressage score was 35, which means EMMA is the winner of the USG saddle pad, bonnet, and socks with a guess of 31! Congrats Emma! Thank you all for playing along! 💚🐴🍀


I will have a full show post later on!  It was a great day!



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  1. woooooo congrats on the satin!!! and glad to hear it was a great show - can't wait to read the full details!

    thanks also for hosting the contest! i'm super stoked!!! :D

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  2. Congrats! That photo is adorable. You both look great.

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