Hey Guys, how are you getting along?
This week has been pretty full-on for me. Absolutely shattered but in a good way!
On Monday, I took Wonderboy down to my trainer's yard for a lesson and we did a photoshoot for Arthritis Research UK while we were there. That was interesting, Whoop is getting the hang of the 'ears forward, look at the camera' thing and has stopped jumping about when the flash goes off. Then we had a really good lesson with Gareth Hughes, working on new stuff.
As soon as we got home that evening, I had a lesson with Julie Corrigan on my young horse, Darcy. She was super awesome as always!
Tuesday was a day of rest and regrouping as on Weds we went to Tamworth for a lesson with Dutch Multi-medalled Olympian Ellen Bontje. I had never had a lesson with her before but my regular trainer Conrad Schumacher sent her over as he is away teaching in the US. Ellen was brilliant but very unsure to start with as she is not used to training disabled riders and was not sure where it was possible for a rider like me to train my own horse. I think after a while she forgot her worries and treated us just like anyone else and that worked much better! I don't expect to be given any leeway for being a bit of a wonky human when I'm riding.
I was totally exhausted on Thursday but took Whoop and myself to my chiropractor to be put back together. Felt like wading through treacle!
After chilling on Fri, we are off for two days at Gareth's yard over the weekend. And we are competing at a BD able-bodied show straight from Gareth's on the Monday. It will be hopefully be our first bash at Advanced Medium classes- so wish me lucky!!!! (I'm going to need it, even just to be awake!)