At first I was just expecting to turn up for my lesson fitting into Tim's very busy schedule, especially with him just returning from HOYS the previous night. We arrived at 12 a little later then planned due to the traffic but was greeted by Equimat and close behind the man himself, Tim. Mum was rushing around trying to get Candy ready with me in the back getting changed. Tim soon stopped us offering a guided tour around the yard first allowing us to breathe and relax! I was really looking forward to looking around his yard and his set up for competing horses at top level, with me having no facilities at home to train and 2 very temporary stables it really was my ideal yard and love at first sight!
It is quite obvious everything has been planned to a tee. The top yard was a U shape allowing the horses to see each other at all times, with lots of light in each stable accompanied with a mirror on the wall and of course lovely green Equimats in each one. We went round the stables with Tim introducing me to every horse with a tale and explaining their personality.
The day didn't finish there, as we headed out to a lovely local pub for dinner with the Equimat Team, Tim, his wife and my mum. It was nice to sit down and speak to Tim about his family, and his upcoming sons. As well as taking about his ambitions for next year, owners and future horses in the pipeline. It was soon 5pm and as we got ready to go Tim provided me with a signed copy of his book with a lovely message inside. I had such a fantastic day from start to finish, it really opened my eyes to the professional world of making a living through Horses.
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