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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sweet Girl

I didn't have a great ride on Saturday. The weather was terrible- it was pouring rain- sounded like someone was beating a drum in the barn. Ellie was a champ and didn't seem fazed at all.

I love that we have a place to ride inside- despite being on the small side. But cut that in half with four people in a lesson- two of those people on ponies? Talk about a lot of "trying to find a spot on the rail."
So hard to hear and while Kelly is with a few juniors visiting WEF, poor assistant trainer, Alison, was sick as a dog teaching her fifth lesson of the day. 

Ponies, rain, small rings, sick trainers can equate to mayhem. So we did the 45 minutes of flat work, trotted a few crossrails, and called it quits. She was tired and was being a good girl. We did have a lovely snuggle session at the end.

But I've decided I've reached the end of my 12:30 Saturday group lesson. It's a challenging time of the day (I usually get out to the barn early because Paul is off swimming and get home around 3pm). The pony kids are adorable and this lesson has been great place to get to know one another. But my patience has a limit and I think it's time that Ellie and I get down to the serious business of cantering pokes. 9am Sunday private lesson with Emma it is! So excited to get some one on one work!

As a side note- husband Paul has asked me to resurrect Em is a Gem to document the housing journey. If you're interested you can toggle between blogs in my navbar!

10 comments:

  1. Awesome honey!! Thanks for resurrecting emisagem. If your dual blogging responsibilities become too much I can probably handle a guest blogger role on emisagem. Ly

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  2. tack oh me wants to know what your bridle is? Also emailed you back :)

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    1. You are hilarious (also emailed you back)- it's the Smartpak Nantucket. I've been really pleased- it's oiled nicely and has a nice shape on both Wilbur and Ellie's very different faces.
      I had looked quite a bit at an Edgewood but couldn't justify the extra cost of the laced reins.

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    2. The Nantucket bridles are on sale- all Smartpak bridles actually. Guess they are redoing the bridles and updating them so selling all the old at lower rates. :) just sayin. I want to try the well fleet figure 8 but I'm skeptical.

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    3. Nice- I'm excited to see their updates! I hate in when stuff goes on sale after I paid full price but it was over a year ago so I can't hate too much!

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  3. That's a hard lesson time especially with all the kids and chaos.

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  4. The middle of Saturday is definitely not the most ideal lesson time. Sunday morning sounds like it will be more peaceful. :)

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  5. Sounds like the new timeframe will be a great fit for you two!

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  6. Looking forward to all your upcoming adventures!

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  7. Sounds like a great change just is time for some boot camp and maybe a few shows? :)

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