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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 …

3 YO Maine Sire Stakes Finals

We were back at the Downs on October 14, 2012 for the 3 Year Old Maine Sire Stakes Finals.  We had another great day like back in September for the 2YO Finals.  It was a little colder and a little wetter, but still a lovely fall day.  I did not get as many photos of us as I did back in September.  I had bought a CD of Snappy and me racing under saddle the day before and Derek, the track photographer, added in pics from the 2YO Finals for me too!  Ah well.  I think I have PLENTY of photos of Dreamy, don't you think??  LOL!!!

We had a great day of fast horses and good racing!!
Tacking up!  Yes, I am using an AP saddle pad with my dressage saddle.  There are worse things.  LOL!!!!

Headed out!  It was a little chilly but also a bit rainy.  We both had our raincoats UNDERNEATH our maroon jackets.  LOL!  





I love when both Dreamy and McKeever watch the races together.  LOL!

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  1. Looks like a fun day! Do you think Dreamy has flashbacks when she stand there and watches the race horses? Lol!

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