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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 …

Cuteness

My seven year old son loves to play with my iPhone.  I am usually pretty hesitant to allow him to use it, but the other day he convinced me to let him video me riding Reva.

This is too cute not to share!  :-D

Horse Car Wash from Elizabeth Tewksbury on Vimeo.

*Note - My dad built the "noodle curtain" pictured here and both he and my son called it the "horse car wash".  LOL!!!

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  1. p.s. my word verification was "trainall."

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  2. Aww, how adorable! Brave little mare going through the car wash ;)

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  3. Brilliant live commentary. Someone has found their vocation in life at a very early age!

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  4. Aww he sounds like a commentator in the making!

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