Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The horses are all going really well - We have been using the big grass field for our slow canter work, with the kind permission of Bill Adams, and it has plenty of grass cover and is beautiful going at present. Paddy and Alice have been in Ireland for the christening of little William so we have been really short staffed. We have managed with just Scott and doing 4-5 lots each - Doug rode Jess and Lily around the grass field yesterday and he definitely needed oxygen when he finished but then we treated ourselves to a hot tub and supper at Fawsley Hall in the evening.... Bliss!
They are back now and Scott and Paddy schooled the horses in the menage today in preparation for our owners morning on Sunday. All are welcome, just give me a ring on 07970770236. Since the Yogi session both boys have improved out of sight and it is a real pleasure to watch their progress.

Exclusive Rights (Scruffy) with Scott and Flemensmix (Kym) with Paddy

Paddy on Velvet Cloud and Scott on Velvet Steel (Tik)

Glory Hunter (Murphy) with Scott and Babbiloora (Pasta) with Paddy

Annoying, my IPad run out of storage so I was unable to film Popaway, who was awesome, and also our recently broken in youngster, by Midnight Legend, out of Velvet Dove who was also pretty impressive as it was only his second time over the jumps. While we were away Paddy and Scott broke in the three Velvet Dove youngsters. We left them with three wild looking beasts that had just come out of the field, with tails touching the floor, totally untouched and we came back three weeks later to these beautifully broken in youngsters that were happily hacking around the farm. The two and one year old have been turned back out and we kept the three year old Midnight Legend going. He is loving his work and is just like his Mum, possibly even tougher. We will see how he goes and maybe give him an educational run later on in the season if he is still going well. 
I am excitedly waiting for my planner which has been ordered and should arrive today - It won't be long now before we are back in that point to point field shaking with nerves/cold and wondering why on earth we are doing this!