The January Diary of an Eventer is always going to be weather-heavy. However much you want to avoid talking about this all-British of subjects, it can’t be ignored when you’ve got 11 clipped and stabled horses bouncing out of their skins, ‘trying’ conditions underfoot, and you and your team are outside for all the daylight hours allowed you…
Fortunately I love this stage – but, umm, I love it all the more so when the ground is soft!
We’ve a couple of new young horses in for restarting and schooling. Very smart types who were started off well in the autumn then enjoyed some time out before now starting up again in earnest. We’re long-reining, feeling the way, enjoying getting to know them. More later on them I’m sure.
What else? A lorry load of top-up arena surface has just come in. That will help with this freeze and give the horses the perfect surface to work on. Thank you #flexiride! And we’re busy helping trial a new shavings product – great that the team and I can help research as we fork ‘n shovel! I look forward to working with Caviera Horse Bedding and thank you for the chance to be involved. Another big thank you to Maddie at Equestrian Talent for helping to set up these opportunities!
And finally our next scheduled photo shoot with Laura has had to be postponed because of lockdown but we’re looking forward to when we can get busy posing again. In fact, maybe that’s what those pesky babies are busy practicing their shapes for….!
See you next time 😊