WOW, what a busy weekend we had, with competitions and training sessions! Unfortunately I'm not feeling so good now though! I've been suffering from what feels like a tooth infection and after two trips to the emergency dentist at Kent and Canterbury Hospital it is clear that one of my wisdom teeth is irritating an ulcer and the first lot of antibiotics didn't agree with me so after a few days on my second lot of antibiotics I started to feel a lot better, however this was short lasting as I've now the onset of tonsillitis so with a very sore throat and back on a liquid diet of soups and shakes, I'm writing this blog tucked up under a duvet watching tele!!! One of the benefits of being outside with the horses is I hardly suffer from colds and coughs, however when I do get ill, it really does effect me!!
Anyway, back to our busy weekend and I had a day off work last Friday to go to Blue Barn Equestrian Centre for one of their indoor XC competitions. I was very looking forward to this as they had some bigger classes which were ideal for Milli to jump in and as it was a school day there wasn't masses of people there which was nice, plus I persuaded mumto take 'big' Milli and I got the ride as Charlotte and Sophie were at school!!
We went on to do the 90cm and we had an unlucky 4 faults in this one, it was a bit of first-fence-itus I think as she jumped the rest of the round super after having the first fence down. She clearly hadn't noticed it had gone up to 90cm!! We also did the 1m class on her which was by far the biggest she has jumped out in competition so we had a few down which were just baby / green mistakes but she jumped very confidently which is what is most important! Hopefully I might be able to pinch the ride off my sister for the odd event this season........!
I then put a pair of my 'brave' jods on and we did the 1.20m class, this is the biggest we have ever jumped out competing together and knowing that she's a home-bred horse who I have produced myself really made it special! She jumped really well, we did have two down, one she didn't quite jump big enough and the other was the last fence and her stomach / studguard caught the pole! Although she felt a bit tired she jumped a super round for me and we finished in 2nd place!! Overall a great day out with both Milli's jumping very well.
For more pictures and a video of 'big' Milli's rounds please Click Here and for more Pictures and videos of Millis round Click Here.
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