After a few quiet weekends on the horse front it was a nice change to be out both days with Milli and even nicer when both days went well! First of all I was out teaching the local Pony Club Saturday morning which was nice and something I’m looking forward to continuing over the coming weeks. With the last lesson taught, a quick dash back to my car and off to meet mum who had got Milli already loaded and ready to go to our British Showjumping Academy training session with Chris Moyce at Eaglesfield.
I haven’t been to Eaglesfield for years so it was a nice change to be riding somewhere different and the indoor school is lovely there so it will definitely be one I will be returning too for more lessons / competitions! Milli was pleased to be back out and she jumped very well so I was very excited to know that we were going to a competition the next day.......so, with a spot of tack cleaning Saturday night and dusting off my competition attire we were already for British Showjumping at Duckhurst the following day.
There were loads there and as Alex was jumping the earlier class I decided to just jump the one class with Milli after her standing on the lorry for a few hours. Milli jumped a super double clear and found the jump off ever so exciting and when I put my legs on we showed the crowd our very best acrobatic moves with typical Milli squeaks as opposed to going faster!! This unfortunately cost us a placing but I wasn't going there to win, I just wanted to get her back out and have a good round under our belt, as after all there is always a next time.....
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The girls have been having duvet days the last few days and they have been very happy to stay in their stables as opposed to going out, especially when they have their lovely Likit toys to play with as well as a Hickstead Horse Feeds fibre block each!!! Spoilt horses I think! Today they also had their yearly vaccinations and we got some great feedback from the vet regarding Roxie's knee....
The vet that came today hasn't seen mine before and after noticing the bald patch on Roxie's knee he asked my mum what had she done. My mum explained what had happened and the extent of her injuries plus the surgery that she had to have as well. He did various flexion and extension tests and considering the visible damage she has, he was amazed at how well her recovery is going! We are still taking it steady as she has to rebuild various muscles etc around her knee but to hear that she is doing so well has put a big smile on my face, especially when I think back to the initial prognosis the vets gave her!!
So, with that great news and a few more competitions to look forwards to it is #onwardsandupwards!!
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