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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 …

What's in YOUR Tack Room? Series

I love reading about what other people use in their horsekeeping arrangements, and last summer I started a little series "What's in YOUR Tack Room?"

I didn't get very far...

Showing Edition (show tack and clothing, which has changed slightly with the new pony)

Trailer Edition (what is in the trailer tack room)

First Aid Kit Edition

Grooming Tote Edition

What else should I write about?  School is winding down, and I am not taking any graduate courses this summer, so I am going to need to do some writing haha!


Weird weather in Maine yesterday, as it was raining at the house/barn but not in the fields haha.  This is what happens when the storm follows the river on the opposite side of the property.  We got in a good 45 minute ride before I hurried home because the entire sky darkened.  Just as I was untacking in the barn, it POURED! 

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  1. Other ideas:
    - the back seat of your car edition (though perhaps less relevant for you since you keep your horses at home!)
    - the laundry room edition (I've had a set of polos waiting to be rolled for literally 14 months now...)
    - the retired tack edition (or am I the only one who removes worn-out-but-beloved pieces to places of honor?)
    - the aspirational edition (dream tack room)

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    1. Ohhh good ideas! Thank you! (Back seat of my truck = two children hahahaha so that would be a short post hahaha).

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    2. My backseat looks like a hobo lives in there XD

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  2. i like these kind of posts too and will usually do an update on one small microcosm or another as my frontline of products, tools, or gear shifts. i'm always interested in hearing about how ppl handle any hoof issues and what tools/products are useful there. or any mane/tail grooming tips/tricks/products/tools. and obvi first aid - often easiest to do when there's an actual specific injury or condition to treat haha (tho obvi i hope you don't find yourself in that situation!). feed room, dietary stuff, supplements, etc can also be interesting - esp as it may differ from horse to horse or season to season. or like, general barn mgmt stuff - like what's in your tool shed haha - or how your horse care differs from your cow care etc.

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    1. I agree, I have learned about so many new products and new ideas from bloggers! I like the feed room/supplement idea, as I totally should have been a feed rep for a feed company (I LOVE researching feeds and supplements LOL). Or even the horse vs. cow thing could be fun!

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  3. Ooo thank you for these, I'm off to go stare at your stuff :)

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  4. Did you do one on the tack room in your barn? I feel like we've seen pics before - lots of ribbons and cool stuff... :-)

    I'm such a tack ho too - if I had a blog still I could do a western series!

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    1. Ohhh I did a photo tour the summer after we moved the girls home to the new barn, but I could do an actual tack room one!

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  5. I love these kind of posts (they also make me feel guilty about how messy my stuff is and I use that guilt as motivation to tidy up a bit)

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    1. Hahahaha! I guess whatever it takes, right? I have wicked OCD tendencies (on top of the lovely anxiety), so being neat and organized is definitely a blessing and a curse at once. ;-)

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