To become an event rider competing regularly. I would love to one day compete at badminton but I am fully aware of the time, money and skill that requires but hey got to aim at some thing to get some where!
I have ridden many peoples horses for them, had experience schooling horses at a low level and competing at low-level in most spheres; dressage, showjumping, eventing, showing (highlands, Clydesdales and hunters) and gymkhanas. I have never sat on a horse that was a bold jumper or highly schooled – I’ve sat to one piaff (one horses party trick) and very few extended trots. They’ve all had their problems as every horse does but never confidant. I have now graduated and currently have joined the working world!
I bought her in the summer of 2014 from a trekking centre were she was only there for half a year, if that. Before that she was moved a fair bit and one of those moves was over from Ireland, before that I have no idea. She is very green in her schooling. She is 8 years old but is still very green in her schooling. At first I moved her to a near by yard where only hacking was available, I tired to continue schooling but we both weren’t coping. I gave her the winter off and moved yards at the beginning of 2015 at this point I started the blog.
During my time at the yard I did post on the blog but began to feel like my mare and I were a little stuck and I began to struggle to find things to blog. Although we had an instructor that we were coming on leaps and bounds with, we need to be able to go out and test what we were learning.
This brings us to the start of 2017 we have moved to a fantastic yard with amazing facilities and that holds competitions on site. Therefore we are now in a place were we can get going!
Watch this space!