Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
Well, just when I think we are going well and everything is rosy, a spanner gets thrown in the works. Key's ulcer's have flared up, so I'm back to square one with her, quiet walk, trot long and low work for a couple of weeks while the treatment does it's thing, then slowly start asking more questions of her and picking her back up again so that she realises that her tummy is better and it's not going to hurt to be more collected. But it's ok. I'm on top of it, and I can use this time to make sure she's in front of my leg and not running through my hands.
Rhett (the friesian) is in boot camp. One of my amazing friends has written a training/rehab program for me that will help get the weight off, get him fitter and strengthen up his stifles all in one! I am going to go through ridiculous amounts of rocktape to keep him strapped up! A bit excited about getting him going.
And then there is me! I have had an attitude adjustment in the last week or so. Equestrian Australia has changed the membership structure so that I can no longer compete at an unofficial level. My and my little OTTB have to now compete against the professionals riding their purpose bred warmbloods. For a while there I was sulking about it, because I couldn't see how I could be competitive against these guys. I have decided that what we lack in flashy movement, we will make up for with hard work, dedication, training and accuracy. For me to achieve my goals with my mare I can't be negative. I need to stay focused and positive and keep pushing forwards.