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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 #5

Day #5 - My horse's talents and natural abilities


Reva
I would say that Reva's natural talent so far is her extended trot.  She is a trotter, which helps!  LOL!  But she extends so easily (and sometimes when I am not asking...such as during a victory pass!  LOL!)


Dreamy
You know, it is funny to think about after all her showing success, but Dreamy has to work pretty hard at dressage and jumping.  She is not naturally talented under saddle, but her WORK ETHIC comes very easily.  She is a worker bee and wants to please.


Sparky
My little Morgan was a very versatile and safe horse in her day.  I did all sorts of things with her, but I would have to say she was the most talented as a driving horse.  We competed up to Preliminary in CDEs and driven dressage and open in pleasure driving shows.  She went on the bit easily and perked right up in harness.  I miss driving her.

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