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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 …

Thank You

I have many wonderful horse friends all over the place, from here in my home state, to Florida, New Jersey, and even the west coast.  But I wanted to write up a little something here on the blog for two of my horse friends I am very thankful for.  They both deserve their moment in the blog spotlight!  :-D

First is my friend Tania.  She was a HUGE help to me last year at WEG, doing everything from riding co-pilot in my truck, to actually driving my rig for me after I had driven 10 hours straight, to helping me prep Dreamy for each ride, to taking awesome pics of us all!  :-)  And she was nice enough to volunteer to tag along to the May 8 show, Reva's first show ever, so that I did not have to be alone.  She is officially now my "show mommy".....HA HA HA!  ;-D  I show alone a lot, so it was nice to have someone to help me and keep me sane!  LOL!  She and I also did a beach ride this year and have many more adventures planned!  THANK YOU TANIA!  :-D

Here we are at WEG!  From left to right: Christie, me, Tania, Laura, and Helene
And my other horsey friend who deserves a big THANK YOU is Shelly!  She is my partner-in-crime and favorite show buddy.  We have shown together for four years now and marshaled at many of the tracks around the state.  We both own 20 year old Standardbreds who hate every horse except each other....and we get along quite well, even when we are competing in the same classes!  We have had innumerable fun adventures together and I am sure we will have many more!!  My husband refers to her as "my wife".....ha ha ha.  Shelly came out with me this past Sunday May 15 to a dressage show in the POURING rain to call my tests for me.  It was incredibly nice of her especially because it was so gross outside.  I love her like a sister.  THANK YOU SHELLY! :-D

I love this pic of me and Shelly from last fall at a MHA show...she tried western for the first time!

Comments

  1. Nice you've got such excellent "horsey" friends. I could use a "show mom" for my trip this week to the Mark Rashid clinic - with two horses and just me it's going to be a lot of work.

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  2. I need a "show Mom". Wanna share? ;P

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