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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Teammate

I can't stop looking at this photo. And it's not just because of her knees (those knees tho) or her cute ears (forward!).
It's because I can't stop marveling at the progress we've made at Westhaven Farm since joining at the end of May 2015. One year!
I remember my first lesson with Diane- I was running late due to Memorial weekend traffic and I was so nervous I kept calling her ma'am.

Ellie and I were not getting along. She was busy doing a hop step that I mistook for lameness- which magically went away when Ali rode. I couldn't make it over a crossrail without dissolving into a bundle of nerves- I would often occasionally cry tears of frustration and fear.

Yet here we are a year later zooming around courses, and in the case of the below, jumping a three stride line oxer first. Feeling confident, braver, and strong. I trust Ellie, and I trust Diane and Ali to push me to meet my ability, despite my hesitance.

And I'm just really proud, because this picture looks like a horse and rider team.

Goal achieved!

14 comments:

  1. Awesome! Glad you found a trainer and program that is helping you achieve and work well as a team :D

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  2. You guys look absolutely amazing, congratulations on all of your progress!

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  3. You girls look beautiful, what a great accomplishment!

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  4. You both look great in this picture! Way to go!

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  5. You should be proud! I'm so happy for you. You guys look like such a great team!

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  6. I like all the shades of gray happening in this picture, super pretty!

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  7. Great photo!!! You both look like you are having a lot of fun!

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  8. Whoa damn! That's a lovely moment, and sentiment! Also, killer color coordination. ;)

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  9. You both look fantastic, and the change and improvement in you both is amazing!

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  10. Y'all are a great team and you've worked hard to get there! Very happy to see the amazing results :)

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  11. I love it - what an inspiration :D

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  12. Such a good feeling! You both look great!

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  13. Love this! As always your horse is gorgeous! You both look great!

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