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Autumn Grazing

Posted by admin on May 14, 2018

The Polocrosse season has ended and it’s no surprise to me that I’m writing this as the evenings get shorter and mornings colder. Having had a really successful year, not only from a personal point of view with playing my horses but also a business, having some very talented horses comes through my yard; reflecting on all of it, it’s been a really great summer.

Along with a very recent purchase, a powerhouse chestnut mare who’s proving very handy under saddle I also took a chance on a very slight, up and coming three year old off the tracks, she’s an amazingly quite type who’s now got the opportunity to chill and grow. I’m looking forward to featuring some of the work I’ll be doing with her at the beginning of next year.

WHB&T have seen a real mix of horses come in this summer, notably a well-bred dressage horse standing at 17.2, a gentle giant and a firm favourite amongst the team. Lots of clients have come out to visit their horses to see how they are getting on, each set to go back into the world of flat racing, eventing, show jumping or just fun riding. The light evenings have ensured owners are able to ride after work under my instructions to ride a minimum of 5 times a week, it’s been great to receive pictures of their dedication paying off.

After the success of my Pony Club demonstration the other month I completed another clinic at Lincombe Equestion Centre. The aim was to help adult riders learn about horsemanship. It was great to see some familiar faces and some new people coming to find out what it’s all about. I’m looking forward to the next one!

Finally with a nip in the air, some chilly nights and what feels like summer days I’ve welcomed several new horses onto the yard. With one in particular ensuring I wear my riding hat. I’ll let you know how I get on.

I’ll leave you for now with some pictures of our horses in their autumn grazing. Here’s to the last of the lush, mud free paddocks.

Will

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