Wednesday, 28 July 2010

More progress and a numpty moment

Today, under saddle, Grace cantered to the right. I think this is the last of the 'can't do's'. At least the ones that I know of.

We still have lots of things on the 'To Do' list mind. But it is nice to get past the history.

Oh and super 'numpty' moment the other day. I have a somewhat eccentric dismounting style which uses momentum and gravity..... Well got carried away and M&G saw me flying off into the wild blue yonder - only my arms were still on Grace. So I ended up swinging underneath her neck like a rather bald chimp! :-)

And no she didn't seem to mind a bit.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Canter work; working canter; canter is working...

Work has now progressed to longish canters up a moderate slope - a bit of a pipe opener, nothing too drastic. Grace loves it, but comes right back when asked and can be ridden away on a long rein. (press play on video below for a sneaky peek)

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Bitter Sweet

Please note - we have a photo without the obligatory dorky ears :-)

Friday, 16 July 2010

A post from her ladyship

This is me next to the mounting block. They are not edible.

This is me taking Phil for a walk over the hay field. It is edible, but I'm working.

This is me having a roll and maybe a snooze in the sand school. This may be edible........... tastes sort of nice, but a bit gritty. (And I'm not really allowed because it's bad for my tum.)

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Red Letter Week

03/07 was the anniversary of meeting Grace and our first hack. Tomorrow is the anniversary of Grace's arrival home. Today is the first time I have ridden her since she has been restarted.

We've grown out the traces of lami and touch wood the EPSM is under control. There is still some mystery flare, but all in all Grace's health is not too shabby.

Grace canters, jumps and does everything a 'normal' horse does, except eat lots of sugar and starch. :-)