Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tentative plans!!

The ponies are doing so well.
After being there for one night the neighbour who is a really lovely person, and often comes over to chat with us when we work the racehorses fell in love with them, he offered me his paddock to use if I wanted to, so they get an hr or two to stuff there faces and run around in the mornings.

I also was a bit worried about them in the yards all day, not being able to get away from the sun, so we set them up in bigger yards with a little run in each for them. 

They are settled in really well and are relaxed and happy so I'm a happy mum :)

As for riding they are both working really nicely. They are ridden every day and I alternate between schooling dressage, games training and hacking out. Occasionally when I can they will get fitness work round the track. I'm also hoping to get a little jump or two set up. 

Goldrush is growing up so much, on our road rides he trots along nicely and if.he's unsure he will just look at it warily rather than shy at it.
In his schooling we have progressed from moving sideways off my leg at a halt to moving over at a walk and trot as well. I choose a line 5 meters in from the fence and leg-yield to the fence line and then back out again. He's responding so well to all the transitions and circles, figure of 8's and serpentines. I'd just like him to work with a bit more energy now and also not to try break out of his circles to get closer to his friends. He tries this once at the start of every ride until he gets told off and then he settles nicely.

And for the title of my post we have tentative plans to take Spud to a one day event on the 11th of February and also regionals for mounted games on the 25th and 26th of February. So we are training for those. And he's still my solid go hard little man <3 div="">


Kelsea Allen said...

I am glad things are working out for you and your horses!!

L.Williams said...

Glad all the horses settled in well!