Mr Potato Head and I went to Clarence Valley Working Equitation on Sunday for their last day of the year. It wasn’t a competition day, I had missed their last comp in November due to work constraints!
Yep, I have to work to have horses! Can you believe it? But that’s ok, I did plenty this year 👍
Riding is so addictive and gives you so much happiness that sometimes I find myself smiling at work; thinking how lucky I am that I own a pony!!! 🦄
Even at this age I still get excited (and tired) as I saddle my horse up!
Moo and I arrived safely and he was calm and happy.
My pre competition helfie is still a thing ! 😃 I like this one…
I decided to tie Moo to the back of the float, I’ve seen a few people do it and lately Moo has been getting far too close for comfort to my bridle box and spare tyre so I made the decision to move him.
I really feel that it is so much better and safer ! So this is where I will be tying him from now on.
He could see all around him and watch the other horses go by, maybe try it with your horse and see how it goes!!
In true Mel style I had goals for the day.
Goals for today were to just have fun, try him at something else and give him a day off from Dressage training.
Also I couldn’t wait to use my new Gelato Jodphurs from Peter Williams Riding Apparel! They had been in my home for a week and I had t used them. That’s ridiculous 😂
I didn’t think I would suit Peach but they look awesome especially when you are on a black horse 🐴😃
See Exhibit A below
Moo was a little fresh as he hadn’t been ridden this week.
I had been full on with work and the weather had been tricky, but he is a unicorn and I am able to pull him out of the paddock and count on him and of course today was no different!
And as my new Motto goes “You can make excuses; or you can make time!”
So I wasn’t going to stop just because I had a full on week!
We had a little warm up and he kept looking at the obstacles so I thought nah I’ll just go over there and give it a go.
He took a little look at the bridge and then walked over it, by the third approach he was trotting up to it like a superstar ⭐️
Then we tried the round pen. It is a circle style pen with another circle in the middle so they have to trot between two rails in a circle in a tight spot, he wasn’t sure of this one to start but then he just made the decision to give it a go!
There is a small jump, a bull with a garrotte, some bending poles and a gate. All of which we had a go at and completed.
I’m so proud of him, he really did try and even when he wasn’t sure he never spooked or put me in any danger; thanks mate 💕
I ended up staying about two and a half hours and then decided it was time for Moo to have a well deserved bath.
Although it was only 25-30 degrees the humidity was a killer and I wanted to take Moo home and not make him exhausted or injure him; after all 2018 is right around the corner and it’s going to be fabulous, or as I say Executive!!!
Can’t wait 😊
So what’s next??… Stay tuned
Happy Riding & Keep Smiling