We did a day of show jumping, where we got to work on related distances, bounces, seeing a stride & no hands work. When we did flatwork, we did everything from no stirrups to jockey stirrups (Border thought this was GREAT fun!). We tackled some of the XC fences I was too chicken to try before, no problemo to superpony And last but certainly not least, we went swimming with the horses!! This was possibly the most amazing moment I've spend with Border. We went right into the "jan" (very deep stream of water) so he was actually swimming. Forget dolphins, I'll take my horse any day!
The last day of camp was my birthday (cue big birthday cake from the pony club & big embarassment from HG ) we did games in the morning which were a huge barrel of laughs! Team chase was on in the evening for the more advanced groups. Me & Border were in a team for the chase with 5 other members. I'm competitive enough anyway but our team was determined to win! The first few members galloped (and I mean GALLOPED!) the course, which consisted of 4 jumps, round an island on the beach & 3 more jumps. I was 4th to go. We set off at racing pace. Cleared the first 4 jumps no prob, got 3/4's round the island when I fell. We narrowed it down to just taking the turn too quick & I over balanced. I was knocked out when I hit the ground & later the stewards on the island told me I'd been trampled. I took a fit of shakes while still unconcious & 2 other team members galloped out to see if I was okay. The steward told them to go back & get a jeep & the paramedic. 1 girl went & got them while the other struggled to get Border to go with her. My wee baby was stood beside me with his nose at my head :')
Woke up to the paramedic opening my eyes, asking me where & if I was hurt. My left foot was so swollen they couldn't get my boot off, had to cut it off (was only my 2nd time wearing them too!) Shipped me straight out to the hospital to get an X-ray, nothing broken but my muscles had snapped & ligaments had torn. Doc says all will be fine with a bit of rest, so Border's gone to my friends for a while while I hobble about in my crutches could have been so much worse though so I'm still thanking my lucky stars & my fantastic horse who made everything seem that bit better
Heres a link to the camp video too :)