Whirlwind weekend! I feel like I have managed to pack quite a lot in. Jazz ended up doing the same thing both days. Longer and more intensively on Saturday and a short session on Sunday. We continued working on straightness and turning correctly in walk. He did quite well and grasped this idea quickly, carrying on from the days previously. As this went well, I … Continue reading Busy November Weekend
So far the high point of this week was Jazzs’ first proper training day. I had my first lesson on him. Ok, so due to me not being physically capable of trotting yet it was a micro-lesson. We just walked, but to be honest I am starting right from the ground up so I want to make his walk as good as possible anyway. We … Continue reading Jazz – Training Day 1
I AM BACK RIDING! Just about. Finally I am back in the saddle. Today I tried and today it was ok and successful. We did stay in walk. Trotting proved to be a little too painful still but I am just so glad to be back in the best seat in the world that I’ll just walk everywhere until I feel better and am more … Continue reading The Best Seat in the World
We hit the weekend again. It has been remarkably uneventful. More lunging and circling for Storm and Jazz while Dice has his 2nd rider come and school him on the flat on Saturday, then over some poles to work on collection and extension today. It has been defiantly cold and winter turnout is now in full swing. I haven’t yet seen any bad behaviour from … Continue reading Weekend at the Yard
3 days I’ve been away dealing with various health issues and in 3 days I have missed my boys so much it’s bordering on embarrassing. Winter has most definitely hit West Yorkshire these past couple of days. Temperatures are now hovering near 0 degrees and rain is turning into hail, sleet and snow. I had a flying visit to see my boys today. They have … Continue reading Winter is here!
Just a quick visit to the horses today. They are having an exceptional few days out 24/7 so I feel slightly less guilty about not being able to do much with them. Today was a very sore day for me today so I conceded just to do something with Jazz. Only Jazz today, as he had a day off yesterday. What made today unusual was … Continue reading Only Jazz Today
Another glorious weekend at the farm has passed by. I tried riding Storm again yesterday (Sunday) thinking I must be alright as its was 13 days since by surgery. Evidently I was not. I only managed to get just up the land and back half hanging off the saddle and stiff as a board. Although Storm is so wonderful and good he doesn’t show his … Continue reading No Riding Yet..
Winter finally feels like it has properly arrived. Up until this second week in November it has felt fairly mild given the time of year. Then the snow arrived! I have mixed feelings about snow. It is beautiful. It coats the world in purity and soft whiteness with a silencing effect that muffles and dulls all the sounds of chaos in a 21st century world … Continue reading Snow Day!
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