i know many in the equestrian world will be devastated by the lack of hardware from today. I am just delighted to see this combination perform so very well. They have such strong connections to the New Zealand circuit i can not feel anything but joy at this performance.
As the spring season is just a blink of the eye away, I am planning my new season adventures as precisely as any 4* event rider. This also means putting last season’s work to bed. But all this does is highlight the myriad of things i intended to write about or do further work on and just never found the time. So, I am casting aside any ‘grand designs’ and squeezing this in while ignoring all of the things that i should be doing. Life is like that these days, if we wait until we have the time it may never happen. Perhaps we just need to find a few minutes in every day to sneak something we really want to do. So I am parking my strategy of waiting for that elusive free time, in favour of just sharing a few simple pictures that hopefully tell a little bit of a story, one that i quite like.
Life is a bit like horses just when you think everything is going to plan Best thing to do is get right back up and do it all over again
I do quite dislike getting wet, I get that it fills the water tank and makes the grass grow. But the only thing that can entice me hang out in the rain for longer than is absolutely necessary is that i really quite like rainy day pictures. Sometimes I like them enough to forget how much i didn’t enjoy getting wet.
Who are our stars of tomorrow?
I don’t often go to Pony Club events, but when i do it strikes me that maybe I’m watching one of our future great riders in action. It can be a long day out in the sun or worse the rain, as the classes inevitably run toward the lower grades the temptation to skulk away becomes ever stronger. But cute combinations abound in the lower grades and frankly some of them are really rather good. Was that a mini Mark Todd or a Jonelle Price in the making that just trotted by? One day I may be rewarded. Eventing glory may be just strides away for one of those cute combinations who just rode past. Only time will tell.