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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 #30

Day #30 - A photo (or two!) of my horse being herself


Reva
Her curiosity and love of kids is adorable...July 2009
I love those dopey ears and sweet expression! Spring 2010
Dreamy
She is such a packer with my son...December 2010
This is so Dreamy...that unamused expression...WHAT is my mother doing now??  Taken at WEG practice at the Red Mile 2010


Sparky
This is her mean mare face.  ;-D Spring 1998
But really she is such a sweetheart...winter 2007

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  1. So sweet. Wonderful post to end with :)

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  2. I agree with Kate AND these images are Perfect and Priceless <3

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