Friday, 21 August 2009

Scream if you want to go faster

So for the last couple of weeks, William and I have been concentrating on our flatwork, all be it, at times, at breakneck speed.

I am very lucky and Will has naturally very nice paces but producing the good work and not tipping him over the edge is proving to be hard.

I am getting some fantastic work out of him, and I am really pleased he is feeling so well but I am at the stage where one minute we are floating across the arena to the next flying sideways, forwards, backwards and any which way across the other side of the arena. I havent quite worked out where that line know, the fine line between lovely and crazy.

On Tuesday of this week, myself and another girl off the yard, decided to hire a lovely arena 10 minutes away to give the horses some schooling at a different enviroment ready for when William gets out and about. He worked so nicely in places, I had strangers saying how lovely he was but the conversation went a bit like this...

"oh, he is lovely isn't he, he looks so well"

Forward 5 minutes to ....

"oh, are you ok over there?"

My achy arms and jelly legs are getting quite a work out at the moment, but we will get there, it will just take a bit of time and hard work I think. Just wish me luck for when the poles come out!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Winter sale ends Friday!!!!

Get in there quick as on Friday evening I am ending the sale on the winter rugs and they will be going back up to full price and the summer sale will start. As we are heading towards Autumn very soon I would strongly recommend having a look now as you can have massive savings on the winter lines.

Treat yourself online and then sit back with a cuppa and wait for the goods to arrive, with our next day delivery you won't be waiting for long.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Some new photos of William

Well, bless his little mud coloured socks, Will has been on his best behaviour and we have had a lovely couple of weeks doing quite a bit of hacking. Now, by now you will have got the idea that my horse doesn't really 'do' hacking very well but I have been brave and got on with it, just keeping in walk, taking all the pressure and excitement off and going on our merry way, body protector and all. By keeping in walk and taking it bit by bit, I think he is starting to enjoy himself! I have had one session where we went through the woods with lots of ducking and diving through the low hanging branches, he REALLY didnt like that so needless to say we did some fantastic Passage, Rein Back and 1 time Tempi Changes that would fit in beautifully in a top class dressage competion, however, boring old mother was only looking for a nice walk so I wasnt as impressed as I would have been all plaited up and ready to go!
I am now in the process of booking a lesson in a couple of weeks time so I better get my socks on and get schooling.
Here are a few photos from last week, taken courtesy of my sister in law, some slighty blurry but its the thought that counts.

Fantastic new offers on Horse rugs for August