Still Alive…

Ok so the last time I posted on this blog was over a year ago and sooo much has happened since then; personally and professionally.

It is crazy if I think about it!!

Amber related incidents (which I will blog about if I ever get a chance) can be summed up as follows:

  • Rode her out on an outride on her own and it was amazing πŸ™‚
  • Then she got AHS (African Horse Sickness) Strain 7 – March 2011 – thought I was going to lose her but she pulled through (thank goodness)
  • Took her about a couple of months to recover
  • Started lunging her and breaking her in slowly again
  • Participated in her first training show September 2011 – utility and walk and trot dressage test. Got thrown off twice that day – one was during the actual class!!
  • Started taking her on outrides πŸ™‚
  • Didnt work her much though as I was riding other horses namely Sparky to get him fit for the endurance rides I took him on (3 in total). More about that another time…
  • Being doing a bit of schooling on her but mostly taking her on outrides involving lots of walking and trotting, a bit of cantering and some bucking inbetween.
  • Rode her for the first time bareback this year – even took her into the dam πŸ™‚
  • My aim to get her fit enough for a 30km endurance ride this year.. lets see how that goes.. wish me luck!



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