Don't know if I dare say it, but is spring finally on it's way?!? The weather the last few days has been lovely, everything is starting to dry up a bit and we can get much more done, which is good as there is plenty going on here at the moment.
Last week we had WOW with us for the day to do general check ups as well as making some videos.....
It was a very interesting day and it is nice to see and feel the horses going so well, especially as the start of the event season is nearly here! The videos will be published soon so look out for the links for those! Milli was jumping in the H girth again and she loves it, plus it keeps the saddle much more stable on her back which is very important when jumping. Click Here for more pictures of Milli jumping.....
With Roxie we did some gait analysis videos showing how changing the air in the saddle can effect the horse and the results were incredible.....I then had my dressage lesson with Jan Breeze and Roxie went brilliantly! Jan is amazed and just as impressed as we all are in how the WOW saddle has improved Roxie's way of going, if only I'd started riding in a WOW years ago! Don't forget to check out Roxie's Training Gallery for regular picture updates.....
This week we've got off to a busy start with visits from our farrier, Ben Price and Veterinary Physiotherapist, Sofia Graham.
Both horses are wearing through their shoes evenly and Ben is very pleased with how their feet are looking. They now have nice new shoes with stud holes all ready for the start of the event season :)
After having their feet done in the morning Roxie and Milli then had treatments from one of our lovely sponsors, Veterinary Physiotherapist, Sofia Graham. They both thoroughly enjoy their treatments and respond in different ways to each method used. As you can see from the picture above Roxie loves the leg stretch! She stretches around to the left, then back to the right, then down.....clever horse, obviously knows what she needs stretched! I can really recommend Sofia to anybody, every time she treats any of my horses there is always noticeable improvements after each session!
Sofia has been treating my horses since they have been ridden in WOW saddles and she has noticed the improvements in how they have been working. They are both much looser through their shoulders where they have been working more from behind and holding themselves. They are both much straighter through their hips which is because I am sat straighter myself due to the a-symmetric air that was in the saddles initially. I no longer need the a-symmetric air in either of my saddles now which is great :)
A Trainee Physiotherapist came along with Sofia today to watch as there was a few treatments on the yard today and lots to learn :) She commented on how well the horses were looking thanks to the super feed they are being fed from Hickstead Horse Feeds and the brilliant supplements from Global Herbs!
Both horses are to go for a light hack tomorrow after their treatments today and then crack on as normal. Our first event entries will be done soon as well which is very exciting.....look out to see which events we are heading too!
Until next time,
***Keep Calm & Canter On***
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