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post #1 of 2 Old 09-14-2011, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
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Pony power-A journey from showring to happy hacker

About a year ago I was looking for a pony I could share with my daughter to return to riding. I came across and add for Brackenbank Eva ( Eva the diva) on a big uk online horse sale site. She was a county level show pony doing quite well on the showing circuit. I saw her photo and kind of fell in love with her. I rang her owner to ask questions about her, told the owner I was looking for something to get both me and my daughter back in the saddle again safely. Her owner was so nice and a very genuine honest person. I bought her unseen, she was competing at county level so I had in my head there couldn't be too much wrong with her. I had her transported 9 hours up from Devon to Lincoln. Thats how this little black Fell mare entered our lives.


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The first month we were waiting for her saddle so she had time to settle in. Lots of grooming, some lunging, lead rien/bareback rides for my daughter. She settled in fine.

Three weeks after we got her there was a little local show at a livery yard just round the corner so I entered her in some classes she came 2nd in best presented. 1 st in best condition and 2nd in Mountain & Moorland. I was very pleased if not shattered I entered all these classes as halter classes as we didn't yet have her saddle. I was at the time a smoker and running round the ring with her made me realise how unfit I was. I quit smoking a month later and I am still not smoking today.

I booked a riding instructor and had fornightly lessons with Eva. I am happy to ride currently in walk and trot and when I lose some weight will canter her too. She hacks out and is excellent on the roads going past farm traffic,buses and motorbikes without any trouble. I mostly go down by the river bank to get away from the traffic on the main road.

In this last year i have realised how lucky I was buying this little fell, she has been great to get me back riding and in the sadddle. She is not perfect but she is perfect for me.

I put on a lot of weight this last 14 months since quitting smoking So I have been cutting back on what I have been eating and have lost 16lbs and now joined a weight management programme to shift the rest. I am aiming to get myself slimmer and fitter to eventually be able to do some trail riding and Long Distance Riding. I know I have the will power to shift the weight as quiting smoking was a lot harder.

I want to record our journey together and that is why I started this journal as a record for me to look back on of my journey with this little black mare who I completely adore .


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