2018 Goals: Training Horses Q2

Champagne Despite my emotional craziness through this quarter, Champagne has made some good progress on the schooling front. Outings did not go as well, but now that my head is on more or less straight again, this will resume hopefully with better results. Shows: Early Feb: Pre-HOY – This was not a disaster, but it […]

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Training Horses Update

Precious Emmy went from strength to strength in the past two months, so much so that her owner took her out of training in the end of February. We are still trying to find a new home for her, but for now K has taken her over, and her owner comes for a lesson whenever […]

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Fourways Training SJ and XC

I looked at my list of horses for this show and thought, “Six horses, six riders! What a lovely, relaxed show,” and then contemplated how six riders felt like about a million at SANESA this year. One does get used to things – and better at managing them. Early sunrises also help; it was broad […]

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Sunlands Training Show

Here are some numbers for this show: 8 horses. 1 four-berth. 1 two-berth. 4 trips; one for the two-berth, three for the four-berth. 6 saddles. Nowhere near enough girths. No dedicated horse-holders. (We’re very thankful our horsies almost all tie up). Not one single fall. One child’s round that I didn’t get to watch. An […]

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Miracle Season

We started off our first SANESA season as a yard the way we always do: a little clueless, a lot scruffy, and ready to give absolutely everything we had. At our first qualifier, I didn’t even know that SANESA working riding tests are given at the judge’s box instead of at the class itself. My […]

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