It has happened. My lovely Jazzy has gone back to Beth and Grahams yard. It was hard but the right decision. I just felt I couldn’t deal with his ‘naughty’ behaviours. He was ‘naughty’ for Kristina when we went out on a ride and she struggled and battled with him quite a lot. After talking everything through with her; and believe me she is very … Continue reading A Hard Goodbye – And then there were Two & Ready to Roll!
On a bit more of an up. I took Storm to our first competition of 2017. It was to an old favourite venue of Port Royal EEC. It has two huge arenas and to suit me, one arena was holding a dressage competition and the other was holding a showjumping competition. Perfect for an eventer like me (and Storm) to practice. To cap it off, … Continue reading Taking Storm to Compete – Total Superstar!
What a complete whirlwind. I have found temporary solutions for Jazz in the form of lots of help from my dear friend Kristina. She is coming twice a week to ride Jazz for me to see if we can help get him back on the straight and narrow. It has got better. I got on board and took him up the lane and back. Ok, … Continue reading It’s Getting Better & Finding Hope
A really hard week. I have been feeling such turmoil due to the Jazz situation. I feel I have failed. I am useless and a weak rider. I do not think I am a very good rider. I do not feel I am brave or useful as a rider. I am very upset and sad in all honesty. It probably looks like I am giving … Continue reading Dilemmas & Decisions
What a mixed bag of emotions it has been the last few days. As always, let’s start with the positives. The biggest one.. I AM BACK IN THE SADDLE!!!!!!! And so thrilled about it you can’t imagine! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁 Ok so I only rode properly today for the first time. Yesterday last thing was my trial run on Storm. Storm my little piece of perfection in … Continue reading Ups & Downs
This post is purely about Dice today, revolving around his visit from the Equine Physiotherapist today. I have been so ecstatic once again with the results our fabulous physio has provided that I couldn’t help myself but to dedicate a small post about todays’ activity. I was lucky enough to have Dice seen first in the day’s list of horses. Dawn (the physio) has worked with … Continue reading A Little Piece of Dice History & A Present-Day Happy Appie!
This last week in all honesty has been much the same as the week before. I have not much news to report on so to save a long, rambling post about similar issues I am just going to make this one a little shorter. Ok, one thing. The weather! Why is it continually trying to snow?! I don’t want to go galloping around a cross … Continue reading It’s Got Colder Again & Special Jazz Moments
My visits to the yard have been a little sporadic due to my good days and not-so-good days of healing. Healing is a long game for those of us with no immune system. In the days I have been around, I am unfortunate to report that Dice is lame. Only mildly so, not enough to cause outright panic but at his age I can’t help … Continue reading Dice Issues & Lots of Circles
Times such as these it is brought right to the forefront of my attention that I have wonderful friends down at the farm. I have not been able to drive so my dear lovely mum has taken me to visit the horses a couple of times where she has been able to fit it in. I have been so pleased to go down and visit … Continue reading Having Good Friends & No Patience
I am currently not the happiest girl in the world. I had some more surgery on Friday and I am not allowed to ride for at least 2 weeks. It is a ‘spin-off’ of my larger operation over the summer. It is an ongoing problem. So, no riding. It is so bizarre. I spent the weekend inside and resting. Something I am not naturally very … Continue reading More surgery for me.. No riding 😦