Elinor Yee


Dressage On A Dime

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I’m Elinor, imported Warmblood from Sweden.  Palomino, but graying out.  Two white socks.  Currently living in Northern California.
Elinor YeeI write about dressage training with my young mare.  Sharing my failures online here for you and for all other riders out there, trying to go at it alone.


Welcome to spend some time at Dressage On A Dime, read, give your own viewpoint, get inspired, or just laugh at it all!  Excited to have you!

No credentials – a softness for beautiful animals, a beat up body, and a talent for long distance running, not dressage.
I do have more energy than most.  (Just for the record that scar on my arm was from a chicken.)

Dressage on a dime – an adventure, really.  What can possibly go right?

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    • I purchased La Prima from a trainer in the Bay Area and she arrived on New Years Eve. She had been with the trainer for 3 + months, starting from scratch, with handling, free lunging, cavaletti, free jumping low poles, and just starting arena work under saddle. Told on the phone she was sensitive and hard to find the right buyer match for, I got curious and went to see her. Prior to the sale barn she was down in Southern California, although little is known on what she had been doing prior to being put out to field.

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  1. Christine Hendricks says:

    I was an adult when I acquired my first horse, too Elinor. Growing up I was the child who bugged any relative who would listen that I wanted a pony or horse for my birthday or Christmas. Everyone laughed and thought, “how cute, she wants a pony.” But I had to wait until I moved from L.A. to Wyoming before I got my first. That was over 40 years ago and I have not been without a horse since then. And it has almost always been on a dime. On a dime now that I have retired, so back to scrimping.

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  2. Haha, yes, adult dressage riders financing pretty horses on their own are always on a dime. As long as it’s still in your heart, and you still can muster up strength to lift a bucket, I bet you’ll be doing it for many years more to come 🙂 So glad to have you here taking part of my horse-ownership madness!

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  3. Patricia Stady says:

    Just a comment on the last blue roan horse image on your page reagrding color. You commented that you did not know who to give credit to. That image is of the great Nokota stallion “Blue Moon” who is now deceased but resided in North Dakota with the Nokota Horse Conservancy. How do I know this? Because he is the grandsire of my great Nokota gelding, “Pony Boy’s Half Moon” AKA “Indy”. This is an image taken by the Kuntz family in North Dakota and can be found on their website nokotahorse.org. Hope that helps. You have a beautiful horse whose coloring is similar to Nokotas. Good luck in your endeavors.

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    • Wow! That is so awesome! Thank you for filling me in. I’ll update the info on that post. Looking at it, I think Cooper’s head AND body looks eerily similar to the Nokotas. I do know that he was raised “In the East”, then taken to S. Cal where he was broke before selling and moved up here. I wonder if there’s some related blood 🙂
      Really appreciate you taking the time to give me the information!

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  5. Erica H. says:

    Lovely blog! I, too, am a Swede (not imported, only half Swedish 🙂 ) and runner. Nice to “meet” a fellow Swedish woman, equestrian, and runner. I look forward to reading more!

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    • Kul eller hur Maria!
      Jag tycker om att kika in på dina foton, så fina allihop. Bra artikel om Business cards också! Än har jag inte kommit på något sätt att tjäna pengar, istället för att spendera dem, på hästar.
      Men om jag gör det så kommer jag använda dina råd där fullt ut!


  6. elizabethhorselover4ever says:

    I LOVE your blog!! Everything about it, including how it’s all about horses, the funny, poignant writings, and all the horse pictures!!!! ❤ Keep up the great work….:D

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  7. It’s true. You woke up and found yourself in Uncle Bardie Country. Now that you have followed Uncle Bardie, you may find yourself at that fork in the road that you have to take. With Uncle Bardie for a guide, you can be comforted that you may stub your toe on a pun, find you can’t resist laughing at those things you never thought funny, and wake up to wonder what Uncle Bardie is up to. It’s okay. That itch can be scratched. Simply tune in to the next Post, It could very well be a doozy or not. Either way it will be coming from the whacky mind of Uncle Bardie. So thanks for following Uncle Bardie’s Stories & Such. It beats bananas any day. Unless…but that’s a whole ‘nother thang. And one last thing. Have a great day (or night, depending on your perspective).

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  8. I love your blog and the posts. Great pics of the horses. I was just thinking it would be nice to hear from you on how you fell in love with horses. That is, if you are looking for subjects for your blog posts.

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    • Hey Don, thank you! So glad you like the pictures – horses can be really hard to take good pictures of…
      My horse passion started before I can remember. First lesson at age 6, and I was hooked. I’m STILL wondering what on earth it is about them that makes me like them so much…
      So I can’t blog about that 😉
      But yes, always looking for post subjects so I appreciate it!!!

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