Sunday, 22 September 2013

Posy braves a new venue

Once more I was press ganged into baby sitting for Posy while she went to Tall Trees Arena - a new venue for her.  It was boring standing by the lorry while Posy was persuaded to go into the indoor school, leaving me no alternative but to munch my way through her unattended haynet.
Posy found the whole thing rather alarming and came last in both her classes, but, curiously, still managed to come away with some glitzy ribbon.

This seemed to mollify her somewhat when she got back to find that her haynet was empty.

There was a video of Posy's performance, but it took Her 24 hours before She could bear to watch it.  I gather that the overall impression was one of a just backed four year old being coaxed round its first competition.  This had Her sighing, but She cheered herself up by looking at Posy's neck development.  Below are pictures of her neck as an unbroken two year old and as at now. 

She is convinced that a convex arch is developing and thinks that Udo Burger would be pleased, so maybe it's not as bad as all that.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Posy has a lesson and I go on a mission

Yesterday, Posy went out with our chum Ariel to go show jumping at Duchy College.  Seeing all the jumps Posy was keen to demonstrate her athleticism and race round, leaping the obstacles and cutting corners.  Posy thought the instructor would be impressed to see how fast she can go.  She was a bit disappointed to find that the point of lessons was to slow down and go right into the corners and that wasn't so much fun.  The fillers added a bit of excitement though, especially the arrowhead.  Last time Posy saw one of those her rider suddenly ejected, so she stopped at it, fearful the same thing might happen again.  As it turned out, her rider remained firmly in place, so Posy leapt over it the second time and nothing bad happened.
The video shows Posy trying to go slowly over some very small jumps, then waiting while Ariel has a go and then a bit more jumping only someone had put fillers in front of the fences.  Posy thought she had acquitted herself well and deserved the apple at the end.

Today, I was having a quiet nap in the field, when She advanced towards me with Her arms flapping like windmills.  There was some kind of riding club emergency, and it was clear that only I could save the situation.  I had to rush to a meeting place to organise people for a ride.  I met a few chums, then had to wait an hour for some people who never turned up, forcing me to spend a lot of time trimming the grass around Luckett car park.  On the way back one of her riding club friends stopped by us and fed me carrots from her car.  Funny old day.