Apologies for the enormous gap between now and my last post!

The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind. I’ve now been at South Wooley Livery and Coaching for 4 weeks this coming weekend and they have been brilliant fun. I have felt very at home and welcome!

I have received a very lovely parcel in the post from Samberwill Equestrian containing a lovely Polo Shirt, which I must very honestly say that I live in it! Super comfy, and is great for day to day wear, riding and yard work! Have a look at their website if you fancy treating yourself! It’s worth it! They also have a 2 day offer on fly rugs at the moment so do go and have a look!! Ends Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 4:00pm. Check out the 2 day fly event here! Which leads me to the next topic.

So since last time Sammy boy has been out on a couple of rides and has been a good boy, and is hopefully going to be off to his summer grazing fields very soon, which I am absolutely sure the first thing he will do is roll. It is also now fly season as I went out this morning and probably ate at least seven whilst giving them their breakfast. Extra protein? Lovely.

I now smell like Deet. all of the time. I have kind of accepted my fate of being a fly’s favourite chew toy but that’s okay because this time of year also means lovely hacks on a warm evening! This is one of my favourite times of year; the mud starts to dry up, my equestrian tan develops and the smell of fly spray lingers on pretty much everything I own. But spectacular views and sunsets on horseback are soo worth the gruelling winter.

So in the last couple of weeks I have been riding a lovely horse called Caspar. He is a real sweetie, and is very sensible for his age too. So on Saturday I shared a session with Katy for Mark Cunliffe’s Clinic at South Wooley. If I am honest I was nervous about being in a school again in a lesson environment, and that really came through. I had settled eventually and we had a lovely session. Caspar and I parted ways very briefly – nothing naughty just the camera took him by surprise I think. After a bit of a laugh about that I had hopped back on and continued to enjoy it. Really looking forward to the next one. I have this habit of getting into my own head I had decided it was a good idea to put my stirrups up as I was a bit nervous.. why? Bad choice as not only do I look like a jockey in the photos, but it would have helped keep Caspar and I together in the earlier part of the lesson and the boot pinching was fabulous… Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

This weekend will be work as normal and the next I will be at Badminton and the following week at Windsor. So exciting things coming up indeed!

Love Jen, Sam and Caspar x

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