Saturday, 6 June 2009

A quiet week!!

After Monday it was still full steam ahead for our 1st lesson together with my trainer Christine Hardinge. We warmed up for a short while and she picked up on us needing to slow the rhythm down on our trot, that we need to be forward in all our downward transitions and that the right rein is by far our weakest. After tweaking all the above we pooped round a few jumps. It nice taking him to Chris' as they have a lovely 60mx30m school with a sand and rubber surface and also a great selection of jumps along with arena XC jumps.

We started by popping a X pole and then continued to jump a few uprights. Once i had my SJ head on we were going well! We then moved on to a 2 stride, 1 stride grid which he jumped very happily a few time so we moved on to a 3 stride, 4 stride combo with the 1st two parts having fillers in - again easy peasy for the little man!! We finished by jumping a course at about 80cm with a gate as well - 1st time hes seen one of these and didn't really look at it. And not that he needs testing but we put it up a little and jumped round again with the final combo being 90cm with a oxer as the last part!

Im so pleased with how hes coming on!!

Gave him a day off on Tuesday, he had a hack out on Wednesday and on Thursday he had his 2nd Jab in the morning. Decided to give him a little school in the afternoon - he was going ok but not as well as he had been so i stopped and brought him in and that's when i saw he had been kicked by song on his N/H hock and he had also knocked himself on the N/F!! So called our vet out again - he said it was just superficial but im not taking any chances with Buster - he had a Jab and was on Bute and Antibiotics for 4 day!! With that visit went out ODE on Sunday but the Croome Pony Club were very good and ripped up our cheque - take note BE!!! So with the weekend out i decided to have a weekend off and went to the North Ledbury Hunt ball on Friday night and to Hereford on Saturday and spent Sunday recovering from two great nights out!

Buster was back in to work on Wednesday this week and felt fine - we took him on a nice relaxed have round the village which involves crossing the A49 twice and he did this very well standing whilst lorries went past him - so i guess hes OK in traffic!! He did the same hack again on Thursday and met some tractors - again all OK! Hes had Friday off as I rode Song and Today (Saturday) we were meant to have a Hereford and District Riding Club Beginners dressage session at Allensmore but because of the rain it have been postponed - so with out our dressage practise today we are off to Bromyard Equestrian Center tomorrow to hire there schools to have a run though our dressage we are doing on Sunday and also jump some proper showjumps. Our ODE on Sunday is at at Sapey XC and we are in the 80cm class.

Also this week i got 2 out of 3 BYEH schedules i sent off for - Think we are off to Barbury for our 1st - entries close on the 19th June so if everything goes OK we will be there!!

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