Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Wow this weather is fantastic, though the ground is a bit firm to play on and the flies are already annoying. At least I can now be turned out daily, catch a few rays, chill with my mates and eat to my hearts content!

What have you guys been up to? I attended my first sponsored ride this weekend. I think we set off around midday and it was scorching, I was already sweating before I had even got off the lorry. There was a huge turnout, it was very well organised and loads of different terrain and jumps. I went with my stable buddy quite early on we had a deep pond type thing to go through. Well my mate was in front and didn't want to get her hooves wet so I simply pushed her up the backside. It was lovely and cooling. It was my 3rd time over solid fences so I was a bit unsure of them at first but after a while I was loving it. My favourite has to be steps and water. I am not keen on ditches or drop fences, though I did jump them after lots of messing around. My rider just kept riding me quietly but forward and I had to give up.

Did you see the Grand National, those fences are massive. I think I will stick to what I know best and not ask to have my name put down for next year.

I believe some of the horsemart team will be attending the first ever horse show at leeds castle this looks like a fun packed weekend. I have been told that I will be attending my first ever ODE that weekend. I have to be honest and say I am quite terrified, that is a long way.

Some of the horsemart team have also just bought some new horses so may be you will see them out and about more at the local shows?

Hope you all have a good one, please keep me updated

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Good afternoon, who would have thought this bank holiday is suppose to be stunning! So what are you all up to for it?

One of my stable friends suffered a bad attack of Laminitis and unfortunately has gone to horsey heaven RIP. Maybe I will find myself a nice filly in his place now? The yard have all gone out today to a XC competition and left me behind as my mum is busy working - some times life sucks.

I also had my nasty annual vaccinations today. I hate needles but I had to look brave as I had an audience. My mum has promised me we will go to a XC competition this Sun, it will be my first XC event. I went XC schooling for the first time a couple of weeks ago. My rider was not very good at telling me where to go so the first couple of fences I went around. Once I was told what to do I had a great time jumping logs, ditches, bounces, steps even in the water. Though when I was asked to jump into the water I insisted on a lead.

I believe that some of the horsemart team are now starting to attend the shows with their trade stands so keep an eye out for them and don't forget to pick up your copy of National horsemart.

I noticed that horsemart shop has now got some great products. The new products are: books, DVD's, Bentley brushes. Check the deals out now