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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 …

Award

Yay!  My blog won an award!  This was given to me by Emily over at Born to Trot.  Emily has a Standardbred gelding named Jet.  Definitely check out her blog!  Liebster means "dearest" in German, and the award is intended to help up-and-coming blogs get the attention they deserve.


Here are the rules:
1. Copy and paste the award on this blog into your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who gave the award.
3. Pick your five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they received the award.
4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs!


Grey Brook Eventing
Kate is a very accomplished horsewoman and I enjoy reading about her dressage and eventing journey out in CA where she attends Stanford, as well as here in Area 1. 
 
Little Keebler
Laura writes about her horse Dolly and is looking for a new house!   She is a blogger friend from up in Canada!


Riding From the Ground up
Kate is another blogger friend from Canada.  She owns a lovely mare Cadence and does dressage and eventing.


Tania and Otis
Tania is a real life friend and we have had many adventures together!  She has not posted in a while, but maybe this award will help motivate her.  ;-)


The Foxhunting Friesian
Sarah is another real life friend; actually we went to UNH together!  She writes about her Friesian mare Daatje and their foxhunting escapades!

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