Finn's November Blog - Bringing on our 4 year old!

With Jack on holiday it has been a rather quiet month focussing on Freddie our 15.2 4yr old.

However, November did start with an amazing lesson with Izzy Taylor where she really challenged Jack and I with difficult lines and then some big meaty questions! I learnt so much and cannot thank KBIS enough for organising it, and giving me such an unbelievable opportunity.

After this Jack had his teeth and physio appointment before he was turned away for a month for his well deserved holiday. Then we started to really knuckle down with Freddie, as we weren't concentrating on the ponies for a while. 

After some great schooling and jumping sessions we went to our first show together where he popped around the 80/85 rubbing the smallest fence on the course, where he just didn't respect it enough. All in all I was so pleased with him because for our first show together and only his second ever, he behaved immaculately.

The following week we went back to the same venue for the arena eventing but unfortunately I realised 30mins into the journey I had left my riding boots at home so Ellie got to ride Freddie in both classes which was very annoying but reminded me the importance of organisation!!

After this I went to the pony programme training to watch my sister and I stood and helped Jonquil Hemming for two days and I learnt so much watching and listening to the lessons. I'm now so looking forward to getting Jack back out. 

Jack is half way through his first week of walking almost ready to do a week of trotting, and build his fitness back up. We have also used the quieter time to make a provisional plan for next year with the 2018 BE Calander coming out!

Until next time,

Finn x

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