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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 …

Decorating with an equestrian flair

Having a brand new home to decorate was equal parts exciting and overwhelming.  I tried to incorporate small horsey touches without making my home look like my bedroom at 12 years old LOL!  I thought I would share a few ideas today, as it is freezing cold here in the Northeast and there is not much going on with the horses besides feeding and cleaning out!  


I love this little horse, as it reminds me of a (Standardbred) trotter!  It hangs in my kitchen.  I changed the ribbon to match the accent color.

I have had this print since college, because it looked like Sparky (even the same saddle I had at the time).  Now it is in my dining room.

My papercut made by Niamh and a pastel drawing of Sparky from my parents the first Christmas I owned her!  This is our office.

Horsey pillows, of course!  Way too pricey, but I have coveted these forever!  

Saw it on Pinterest, of course!  LOL!  I painted old horseshoes from Sparky and Dreamy.

My sister-in-law made this for me a few Christmases ago.

Funny story to this one.  Four years ago, I entered a Facebook contest to name this print and my suggestion won!  Therefore I won this gorgeous piece of artwork!  It hangs in my living room.
It showed up on my Facebook memories today, which is what made me think of it!  LOL!
This is my wee one at 13 days old.  Another Pinterest idea!  He peed on my saddle during this photoshoot.  LOL!

Two foxhunting prints in the master bathroom.  Found these for a steal on eBay!


Horsey touches in the master bathroom.  I found these at two different antique stores.  (The small white dish on the left is from Target, and the two wooden boxes were my grandmother's.)
Framed photo of our racing under saddle race (we won!) and a drawing of Sparky from a coworker for our secret Santa a few years ago.  This is the master bedroom.

Artsy photo of Dreamy years ago at a dressage show, plus a few little horsey knick knacks from my childhood.

Two little fox lamps in the master bedroom to go with the foxhunting theme.  

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