Sunday 23 March 2008

Phoebe has settled down in her new house

I am pleased to report that Phoebe has made herself quite at home in the new stable. I had a lesson on her yesterday and I was a bit nervous as she was having a good 'goose-neck' look at everything, and not really paying attention to me. I'm a bit of a nervy rider and everything has to be going right for me to feel comfortable. Couple that with the fact that it was blowing a gale and starting to hail, and you can understand why my nerves were a bit high. But my instructor was very understanding and we did some exercises that are designed to keep the horse thinking, and - I suspect - me too!!

I have ridden her again this afternoon and she was very good - despite a little pony that was being ridden at the same time thinking it was good idea to stand up on his hind legs and wave at Kent!!! Phoebe just took no notice and plodded on!!

I have spent many hours this weekend sorting out all my horsey stuff and have discovered many things long forgotten!!! My back is aching, and my knee has been hurting - but it's been very cathartic. Mind you the inside of the range rover is a wee bit grubby!!!

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