She's a 14-year-old Connemara who I ride occasionally (but sadly don't own. Actually, this has many benefits).
I decided to start this journal because I recently agreed with one of her owners that I would start taking her out a couple of times a week, get her back into work a bit since at the moment, with her regular rider having moved away, she's lazing around the paddock all day doing absolutely nothing except getting fat. I think she's been getting used to this kind of laziness, because the last couple of times I rode her she flicked her tail and jogged around until I started to think there was seriously something wrong with her. Turns out she's just not happy about the work scenario. I also tried to lunge her which ended in the lunge line snapping:
And since the yard is populated by people I was in Pony Club with years ago, I was pretty embarrassed.
So this is going to be a diary of my attempts to get Jazz to put up with having me on her back, and hopefully to eventually get her jumping properly again (did I mention a fiasco with me breaking the wing of a jump with my back? Ouch). I will try to take lots of pictures and videos to document our non-progress.
Thanks for reading... wish me luck tomorrow!