What can I say…… so much has changed. We enjoyed getting to a couple of events before the lockdown hit, but alas no more.
I thrive form being out and about in the lorry and I am now finding it difficult being confined to barracks - it’s a strange and difficult time for everybody in so many respects. Several of the horses have been turned out to enjoy a spring holiday but we have kept a few in work; those horses in rehab and youngsters can enjoy this time to go back and work on the basics. With the clocks changing and the ground finally drying out, we have been lucky enough to be able to turn most of the horses out at night and whilst they are still working, we have let them down a bit as they don’t need to be so fit. All this has enabled me to keep my full time staff employed and in turn has allowed me time to catch up on CPD etc as well come up with some new ideas. I’m currently working with Alison Kenward to deliver some online coaching and we are teaming up to deliver content for the BHS challenge awards. (See clinics below).
We are also trying to have a bit of a spring clean in the yard and you never know we might even end up painting some jumps! Just before this all kicked off we teamed up with Kublox to sponsor our poles and Pilates clinics - please see below for more information on this fantastic product. This new company makes the foam blocks for raising poles here in the UK and their uses are many - take a look futher down the page!
Just one other thing……I’m really hoping that if nothing else comes out of this, it makes us all look at supporting British food and industry. Please when ever you can buy local and support British
For obvious reason we are not publishing any clinic dates until we have an idea of how things evolve. For the same reason Sarah is currently unable to teach privately. If however you are still keeping your horse ticking over and you would like to send some video of your riding for analysis or would like some ideas for lesson plans to keep you inspired please get in touch.