My friend Holly Gillott who runs www.fchorsesforsale.co.uk (worth a look if you are searching for that perfect horse) invited Puzzle & I down to hers to stay and help out with her youngsters at Arena UK as well as getting the chance to improve my SJing with Puzzle.
Bring on the 2012 season I say!
Puzzle went out with the Readyfields on New Years day which was held at Osberton. It was a very forward moving meet which lots of jumps. Puzzle was in her element and scared me to death going over some of those fences chasing the horse in front! I never knew she could gallop so fast.. I don't think we will be having any problems meeting the time cross country for a 2*! After dropping her bit to the last ring on the gag and tightening the nose band I had just enough breaks to control her!
So what's next?
I am currently just writing up my next article for Equestrian Life Magazine. The recent January issue is now out with my Pony Club special and features lots of Barlow members so definitely worth a read. You can find them in most local tack shops. I am hoping to get out and do some more BSJA with both horses as well as start lessons up again with Sarah Healy.
Hope you are all having fun with planning your 2012 season. There is a fantastic ODE at Osberton in February coming up so for those of you who are close enough would be a great one to start with.