One foot in front of another (and no mention of the bad drivers)

I enjoyed a good afternoon with Max today – I needed to remove the pressure of a timetable and ended up having a few laughs with people on the yard and then a good hack. After a quiet and slightly frustrated feeling at the start of the year, I got some energy back with anContinue reading “One foot in front of another (and no mention of the bad drivers)”

Ring out the old, ring in the new

What a year… I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front and it’s certainly something I intend to attend to in the new year, but it’s quite representative of the year as a whole! After a slow reopening to Eventing in 2020, 2021 had some of the same issues and also the added complicationContinue reading “Ring out the old, ring in the new”

“And now the magic will happen…”

It’s been a tough old winter one way or another, but thanks to flexible colleagues and a yard approach that’s kept horse and rider together as often as possible, Max and I have survived and are looking forward to making the most of the opportunities coming our way. We’ve made the best of it byContinue reading ““And now the magic will happen…””

E is for…

Eventing – of course! That’s what we’re here for… and Eventually writing up my blog post! I really will try harder to get the posts up sooner, but at the moment work and life take up the non-Eventing time and I forget. This is really a late reflection on our experience at Munstead on SaturdayContinue reading “E is for…”

Getting set for Munstead

We’re almost there – this week has seen the usual round of horse laundry, getting kit together, writing lists, and planning timings. It’s all good and makes the coming Event more real, especially when you get the email with your number and you start to become part of the whole thing. Arranging all this aroundContinue reading “Getting set for Munstead”

Putting our best feet forward

We’ve been Eventing! The training Event run at the superb Ely Eventing Centre at Little Downham was an excellent way to dip a hoof into the water and experience the pressure of riding in a show environment for the first time. Max is no stranger to Eventing, but as a combination it was our firstContinue reading “Putting our best feet forward”

Nearly there!

Since my last post Max and I have been cracking on with our training, working out issues and trying to cement a partnership. We’ve had success in clear round showjumping competitions at Runningwell EC (pictured) and have been out cross country schooling and jumping at home. All of these activities have shown how encouraging andContinue reading “Nearly there!”