Back to Jumping

It has been a long time since the ponies last had a jump.  We stopped jumping in October or November when the field got too wet to be safe and of course we had a long gap over lockdown when first I wasn’t riding at all and then I was being extra careful when I did.  Now though, I have finally made the effort to set the jumps out again.  Typically, the dog was the most excited about this.

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I wasn’t quite sure how Galahad would react to jumping for the first time in about nine months.  He loves to jump and can get very strong and over excited.  There was every possibility that those months off might mean he was unmanageable to start with.

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Of course, as is pretty much always the case, I need not have worried at all.  Galahad behaved impeccably and was even a little sluggish to start with – but then schooling on the flat is not at all exciting as far as he is concerned.  He perked up once we actually started to jump and by the end he was starting to get a bit stronger and I felt I was having to hold him back.

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We had a great time and I am looking forward to a lot more jumping over the summer.

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