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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 …

Day 12 - Favorite horse color

To me, a good horse is a good horse no matter the color.  That said, I have grown up with chestnuts and bays between the Morgans and Standardbreds, and while I do love those colors, I think my most favorite coat color would be palomino.  I don't really know why, I just think they are flashy and more rare than the usual line up of black, bay, brown, chestnut. 

The last time I was at Equine Affaire in MA in 2013 with Dreamy in tow for the Standardbred demos and a few clinics, I was stabled in Barn C across from a nice lady from NY who bred colorful Morgans.  Now, I am not a color breed person to be honest, but she did have a nice looking palomino Morgan of old style breeding that I liked the looks of.  As I said yesterday, I was worried I would miss out on my opportunity to own a Kennebec, so I had this woman in mind as a place to look when I was ready to buy a Morgan.

If I am ever in the market for another Morgan (highly doubtful any time soon, but who knows!), I will totally check out what is for sale because while she does breed for color, they are NICE looking western working line Morgans!



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  1. yes i love a palomino too.... but I do realize you dont ride the color :) But I also love Ellie's color too :) I like a chestnut with some white. She reminds me a lot of a couple of our morgans when i was growing up not sure i have any photos of them will have to look. They are similar breeding I know...But i can see you with a palomino morgan too :)

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    1. Yes, I actually love chestnut/liver chestbut, sorrel, palomino...all the variations of the color! You definitely have to look for pics!

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  2. Flashy colors aren’t my thing but I do love when someone who breeds for color also creates nice horses in general.

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    1. Exactly! I am not big on flashy colors other than a palomino, and it bugs me when I see horses clearly only bred for color with hideous conformation.

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  3. oooooh i do admittedly love a pretty palomino ;)

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  4. Would you believe me if I told you palomino is not actually one of my favorite horse colors?

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    1. Hahahaha, too funny! Which is why we can't judge a horse (or mule!) by its color.

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