It is much quieter just having one horse in work but I am beginning to get used to a slightly different lifestyle which means more time to be in London, take on additional work and to give my degree a little more attention which is all good stuff!
Jimmy is coming on really nicely and has had lots of good outings all over the place this month, a dressage lesson at the beginning of the month, a couple of super cross-country schooling sessions, polework and flatwork and a couple of competitive outings too. I can’t believe it was just 6 weeks ago that he trotted round his first 70cm course and had never seen a dressage arena before, as yesterday saw him popping round the 90 Combined Training at Rectory Farm with ease – another completely new environment for him with dressage on grass and a very colourful showjumping arena but he took it all in his stride with a very level head. He is such a pleasure to produce, learning all the time and it is lovely how much he is enjoying his job.
We finally have our grazing back now and are hugely relieved to be able to get the boys back out. We are quite restricted in the winter so it is rather exciting when the weather gets drier – the field is the best place for them to be and we love seeing them back out on the grass.
March has begun with a mix of snow and rain so we are looking forward to better weather now as the spring encroaches and we get closer to the eventing season. With a firm plan in mind I am really looking forward to March…watch this space!