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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 …

2015 in Photos

2015 was a big year!  In order to catch up to present time, here are the highlights...


We started with this...
And ended up with...
A gorgeous home built by my father!  :-)
We moved in during the month of April 2015.
It has little horsey touches, of course!
And we needed a barn...
So Dad built us a barn, too!  
Horse stalls on the right, oxen stalls on the left!  
This is the horse side!
The mares like their new place!  We have a lot more work to do, but we are loving it so far!  The animals moved in during December 2015.

He asked and I said YES!  (That's Sparky's old horse shoe, of course!)
We were married on July 4, 2015.



Our cake had us with my son, plus Dreamy, Snappy, Andy & Jack!


And then we welcomed this little one in September 2015...
He was a good reason not to ride or show horses in 2015!  ;-)
My boys! 
See, I told you 2015 was quite the year!  LOL!

Comments

  1. Wow - what a great year you had!!! Congrats on the new home and barn, having your horses at home AND a new hubby and baby. So happy for you!

    The pictures are amazing - your photographer really captured the moments beautifully.

    Here's to a great 2016 for you and your family!

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  2. Congratulations!! So many exciting things captured in these beautiful photos

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