Friday, 29 December 2017

We have had a fabulous Christmas and now it is almost back to normal - Unbelievably racing at Chaddesley Corbett was on today and we took Flemensmix (Kym) and Premier Gold (Lily) - They didn't seem to have had anywhere near the snow that everywhere else had, although it had been raining and the ground was very gluey - Lily was beautifully behaved which is a massive thing as last season she was horrendous in the lorry before the race - Paddy rode her really well and pulled up at just the right stage before she was too tired - If we can get her to start enjoying her racing then we will be half way there with her as she gets so tense. Only two horses out of ten finished and there were a lot of fallers. It was the same situation with Kym where the ground was incredibly testing and having not raced for two years he got tired and was pulled up. Having said that he probably used a little too much energy going from last place to first within the first two fences and jumping so exuberantly, but it was lovely to see him enjoying himself so much and once Izzie learns more about the horse and how to settle him they will have some fun together.