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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 …

SMDA Ride-Re-Ride results 10/19/08

Too tired to write right now.....but it was a fun way to end the 2008 show season. :)






















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  1. I love the orange braids for Halloween! And the "three black cats" are too cute, although the one big cat in the middle just looks so THRILLED to be participating. ;) Oh, the things we do to our poor horses...

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  2. I LOVE IT! Dreamy looks a little less than thrilled about the whole dressing up for halloween thing, but you and you son have such smiles on your face! I hope you take one of those pictures and throw it in a frame to torture your son with. You can pull it out before he goes on his senior prom and go "you made such a cute cat".

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  3. Ah, my horse is so good to put up with me! LOL! :) I even think she was a little mortified to be at a dressage show with orange braids AND Halloween garland in her tail. And OTB, you are SO right about pulling one of these photos out when he invites a girl over. Or a cute one of him naked in the tub. LOL!

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  4. Great shots, BUT, I'll have to stand up foR C, when you go to pull thaose shots out when he is a teenager he will have my phone number on speed dial and I:ll have to remind you of the mud and water and the little problem at the national show in 2008. cackle cackle.

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