So with holidays now over, time to get on board and start with winter fitness and training regimes so we can get out there in the summer and strut our stuff - be it around the park for a hack, or round Badminton.
The most exciting news from me is that I start riding my own horse at the end of this week! As some of you may know, my own horse has been off for the past 6 months with lameness. I intend to write a weekly blog about how I bring him back into work, schooling and hopefully competition. Many people are unsure about how to bring a horse back into work after extended time off, and whilst everyone and every horse is different, I will write about my experience. It would be nice to have some discussion on how you manage to get on your horse after a prolonged time off, tips etc.
So, first discussion – what tips do you give me for getting on and staying on? To be honest, I am not really worried about day 1, or day 2… but by day 3 he would have woken up!