Tuesday, 23 October 2012

A Drop of Rain Doesn't Stop Training

Following a fantastic 2012 half season, Thomas has spent the last few weeks chilling out, relaxing in the field during the day, and some gently hacking at the weekend (last weekend was our beach ride!)

Throughout the winter we use our time to work on the things that perhaps get sidelined during the summer. Fortunately most of these are arena based flatwork activities. As it is too dark for me after work to hack out, I need to keep Thomas in work and fit enough to compete throughout the winter months.

This training started this week. We were forecast an Indian summer this week - so far, we've had two days of thick fog and drizzle!

This didn't stop me getting onboard last night (Monday 22nd Oct) to do some flatwork exercises, mainly looking at bending and halts.

Thomas worked well although wasn't overly enthusiastic about working so late at night - he'd much rather be munching hay!

Andrew filmed a brief clip of us to show our dedication in the poor weather and dark surroundings!


We are planning a dressage outing on 4th November, so will be working towards this, but we promise to keep posting out progress and updates... as well as how we get on when competing.

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