3 Weeks and counting to….. WEG 2010 Highclere

Horse’s Flatwork: Improving | Rider’s Flatwork: Requires Attention Time ticks on and another week passes by on the road to our seasonal debut at Highclere Horse Trials. Last week I spent mostly concentrating on flatwork, partly because the ground was hard (no cantering on grass), partly because I needed the farrier to arrive (I don’t…

The Road To WEG2010…er, sorry, Highclere! cont’d.

Highlere Castle – our planned seasonal debut Just weeks to go now until our seasonal debut at Highclere Castle Horse Trials (who does a seasonal debut in August?!), and a bit like the Australian WEG Team my own plans are a bit of a mixed bag at present. The big white charger is actually coming along pretty…

…..”and ACTION”: Enter Mr. Darcy on big white charger – stage left

Could we have a career in film? Listening to the latest episode of Horse Radio‘s WEG podcast this evening talking about carriage driving got me thinking about the future equestrian exploits for my horse and I, as we are now both ‘getting along in life’.  At 16 it won’t be too long before my great white…

The Road To WEG2010…er, sorry, Highclere!

Showjumping at Highclere Everybody seems to be talking about their “road to WEG2010″. Team GBR has been announced, The Americans, even the Brazilians. All the riders are out interviewing, being ghost written in blogs, yada, yada, yada! So whilst I haven’t got a cat in hell’s chance of getting anywhere near the World Equestrian Games,…

Getting Fit Again – Part 2: Great Progress, but not without frustration

I’m now into week five of “Getting fit again for eventing”, and I have to say the progress has been very rewarding if a little frustrating at times. So far I’ve managed to keep the horse’s weight down so that I not fighting fatness as well as fitness. The ‘cold back’ seems to be getting…