Saturday, 8 February 2014

Bumbling along quite happily

Things have been going pretty well here at the moment. Busy, but in a good way.

The mare and I have been really enjoying our schooling sessions. Well, I've been enjoying them and she has been going well, so I'm guessing she isn't too bothered at the very least. We actually had a jumping lesson last weekend due to the showjumping being cancelled (weather related) and it is starting to feel like we are actually improving. By that I mean that I'm improving and the mare is starting to listen to my opinion occasionally. She is looking very fit at the minute, despite the fact we haven't been doing any fast work yet, so my plan for the next few weeks is to try to bulk her up a bit before we start the actual fittening work towards the end of February.

The gelding has got a new love in his life. The girl from our yard has taken over exercising him while her horse is on extended box rest. She rides him three or four times a week and he adores her, possibly because she gives him attention (and carrots)

The weather is starting to take its toll a bit here, but we are lucky compared to so many others. We may have to keep our horses in their boxes more, but at least the boxes are dry! We can also still see our paddocks, so a few warm and windy weeks should see a return to the grass for our beasts. Spring isn't far off now.

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