Saturday, 29 April 2017

We took three horses to Garthorpe today. We Never Give Up with Kara Gregory, Nelson's Legend with Jamie Brace and Fill The Power with Peter Bennett. Peter, who would be three times older than the other two jockeys blew them out of the park coming a running on third, whilst the other two pulled up. The old 'uns can teach these young things a thing or two!  Jess ran like a hairy goat and Kara thought she had broken down, unlikely as she wasn't going fast enough, and dismounted her but she was fine. When we got home she was bang on in season, so that might be her excuse but we are beginning to run out of patience with her now..... Nelson couldn't quite go the flat out pace and wouldn't let himself down on the fast ground, so didn't jump with his normal enthusiasm and pulled up when in fifth place. He needs a wind operation really as he makes a noise, but can cope when they go that bit slower as he stays all day.
Peter was delighted with his new horse. he had a Yogi Breisner session last week and it really seems to have done him and his lovely horse a lot of good. It will be a great partnership for the future...