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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 Day #3

Day #3 - My horse's sire and dam

Revenue Stream
(Revenue - Irish Caviar - Meadowbranch Irish)




Reva's sire, the Swedish stallion Revenue

His face remind me of Reva!


Dreamy Starlet
(On the Road Again - Dreamy Almahurst - Bret Hanover)

On the Road Again is a Canadian Hall of Fame stallion.  The link above has a video of him too!
On The Road Again
Dreamy poses at her grandsire's grave at the Kentucky Horse Park when we rode at the World Equestrian Games 2010!
Joydale Sparklerslas
(Kennebec Chief - Kennebec Spark - Tinder Box)

Kennebec Spark aka Sparky
Kennebec Chief aka Kenny
Me riding Kenny circa 1988.  I was nine and we are about to ride my first ever dressage test!  He was the nicest and most well behaved stallion I have ever met!
This is a fun post, that shows many horses of my past, as well as Kenny and Sparky, my Sparky's sire and dam!  And here is another post about Sparky's famous relatives! 


BTW, I did a similar 30 day challenge back in March.  Here is post #1 that has info about my mares as well!  :-)

Comments

  1. Holy cow, Reva's sire was something else. That boy was flying!

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  2. Cool post!! I am still amazed by the extension that STBs have - especially in the racing photos. Neat stuff...

    I love the pic of you guys beside Bret Hanover's statue! How cool??? :-)

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  3. Cool post!! I am still amazed by the extension that STBs have - especially in the racing photos. Neat stuff...

    I love the pic of you guys beside Bret Hanover's statue! How cool??? :-)

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  4. Great posts, I love looking at my horse's relatives! Some stunning horses there!!

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  5. here are some more pictures of Revenue http://www.sukuposti.net/hevoset/revenue/139949

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  6. Thanks Tuuli! It amazes me how much Reva resembles her sire!

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