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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 …

My horse rolls like a boss

I ought to have more time to blog over the next few weeks!  Lots to catch up on!  

In the meantime, check out how my mare likes to roll!  It makes me giggle every time I see her do this!

Snap Dancer Rolling Like a Boss from Elizabeth Tewksbury on Vimeo.

The first time I saw Snappy roll like this, I thought she was either stuck or something was wrong.  Today I finally made sure I had my phone ready to film her, because after I hosed her off I knew she would roll!  LOL!!

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  1. OMG! My last 2 posts were something of the sorts. My horse "sits" like a dog! He's got that funny stb roll (moving like a sitting dog move) hahahahaha, I giggled watching bc my guy does the same thing!

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  2. Cute! Fun to get that sort of stuff on video... :-)

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  3. The efficiency! Why get up and down again when you can just roll around on your butt! :D

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  4. Love it! And so much better for the intestines!

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  5. That's so talented and smart!

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