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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 …

NaBloPoMo 2017 - COMPLETE!

Whew!  Thirty straight days of writing (with an extra post thrown in) was a lot of work!  Thank you to those of you who played along, whether it was every day or here and there.  As an English teacher, I always welcome chances to write and to encourage others to write!

I even made a little badge for you if you'd like to post it on your blog!  ;-)


I am not a graphic designer, so this is the best I could create haha!
Make sure your check out all the participating bloggers if you haven't already!  

Amy at Quantum Chromatic Abberation
Martidoll at Fat Buckskin in a Little Suit
Sara at The Roaming Rider
Olivia at DIY Horse Ownership
Sarah at Ambershade Stables
The Fox Rider at Feral Red Horse did a few posts
And L at Viva Carlos linked up her 30 Day Challenge prompts from 2011


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  1. You did awesome! I don't even deserve to be on the list... I gave up way too easy.

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    1. Hey, you did almost a week! That counts for something to me! I give partial credit all the time to my students!! ;-) Haha!

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  2. Woohoo! Thanks for all the questions. It was fun to follow along and see how everyone was similar in a lot of ways, but also the little differences!

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    1. I agree! It was fun! Next year I will have to be more creative and create questions. Those I found in a google search haha!

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  3. congrats on making it all 30 days! i used to blog daily and.... yea it can be really hard haha. i've enjoyed following along tho!

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    1. It is so hard to blog daily! I did write a few the day before and schedule it to post when I knew I would be so busy!

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  4. Thanks for hosting! It was a lot of fun to come up with the answers and learn about other bloggers.

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    1. It was great to find your blog through doing this! :-)

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  5. I had so much fun reading everyone's posts. I'm thinking of following the prompts in one huge mega-entry. Is that crazy?

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    1. Oh, you should! At least pick and choose the ones you like if you don't want to do all thirty haha! :-)

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  6. LOL 2011! I wasn't blogging (or had the internet) in 2001!

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    1. Hahahaha durrrr I think I was supposed to type 2011! :-p

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