Monday 4 December 2023

Demo horse

Susan and Chamfron Nicobar (Prickle) were a demo combination for the Catriona Goulding and Shonagh Stark's "Jumping biomechanics of the equine athlete" evening, attempting to show correct equine posture throughout pole exercises.  Photos thanks to Emma Cheape.

Tree is up!


Saturday 2 December 2023

Keep Moving - Week 48

Work miles Monday to Wednesday, sixteen miles but it was all about the hills, the cairns and the changing weather, unfortunately totally snowed off on Thursday.  Unexpected bank holiday on Friday (well I hope it was, or it was an unexplained absence from work...) so I hired the indoor arena.  Cactus had a fat leg so Spidey stepped up and trekked valiantly through the snow.  Taking on board Kevin's comments I tried to ride more forward but the next time I also need to sit up and look up!!  It is the first time Spider has cantered in an arena in several years.  We then had an evening out in Edinburgh, a rare but very successful shopping trip.

Sunday 26 November 2023

Chamfron news

Just realised that Chamfron Ojo de Tigre is yet another of the Chamfrons to wear Flex boots, the plan is to get Cactus into them in the Spring once we've got the flare under control.  This weekend Chamfron Compostela had a clear round arena eventing, Almendra has been out training u18's and Cactus Jack went to his second pole clinic.

Saturday 25 November 2023

Keep Moving - Week 47

Sunday hacks again then a wander around Edinburgh with Sonya on Monday, we even touristed and did Holyrood Palace.  Twelve work miles Tuesday and Wednesday, one sunny day, one soggy day.  Then a quieter end to the week, a walk up to the yard for the farrier on Thursday in wild weather and a hack on an extremely reluctant Spider on Saturday.