Ellie has been my on and off lesson horse for 4 years! She was a amazing lesson horse, would take any kid around. She is a hunter but last year I took her in the jumper division at a local show knowing that we would be the underdogs, Yet we came out winning the medal class and high placings in the others (shout out to anna the crazy amazing person that got high point jumper WOOT ) . After that show and really connected with Ellie, I trusted her and I felt she trusted me and we could do anything. The following year after lots of challenges we faced, we were aiming too once again enter the jumper division AND come home being high point jumpers!
Show was on a saturday and I was having one more lesson on the thursday. Everything was going great, I felt amazing and I could tell ellie was ready to kick some a$$. We were going over one more course before we called it a night... we jumped a vertical and was about to roll back to another when she tripped. Ellie had tripped but not fallen and kept canter on three legs, all I remember hearing is "stop she broke her leg". After finally stopping and jumping off all the words I heard was that the vet is being called and is being put down. My world had crashed.
Thankfully after about 10 mins she was putting weight on her leg. The vet came out and said it had been her shoulder and needed time off.
3 months later.
Ellie had been sent to another barn for "rehab" and my coach had been talking to me about having to find her a retirement home, then she popped the question, do you want ellie?
This horse has taught me so much! She jumped any jump and any height, made any turn, and was always honest. I owed it to ellie.
SOOOO :) after building another stall, ellie finally came just before Christmas!
So the blog begins!