Today and tomorrow

Today Max is 17 – he’s officially been 17 since January 1, but today is his actual birthday. As we’re on an alternate-days pattern at the yard I won’t see him until tomorrow, but he won’t be terribly worried about that; extra carrots for breakfast are good – who cares who put them in your feed bowl?

We should have been in the middle of training for our competition plans now, but it seemed fairly clear from the start of lockdown that there wasn’t going to be much chance of our having our planned outings, so we’ve both had some time off and Max feels all the better for it, which is really good to see.

Now we’re back to very basic work to get him fit again, taking things slowly and enjoying the chance to bond and we’ll see what training opportunities will be available when we’re ready for them.

Today’s a sunny day and there’ll be plenty of carrots, grass, sunshine, and fuss from the yard staff – happy birthday Max!

Published by The Eventing Organist

I'm a professional musician, working as Organist and Master of the Choristers at Chelmsford Cathedral, and an amateur rider aiming to compete at One Day Events in 2020 with my Irish Sport Horse Max.

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